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OoNX to the i.'ravc ! with no one to cheer him. 
No childrfii 10 ki«8,-uo riiiuds roiinil to 

Alone— with hit head on au empty lii'sr hox, 
liis feel on the Tender— he lay Uowu to die. 

Dying a'ono -with no rii'-nds tn <urroiind him 
But the ratH iind the mice- that jraze awo-strakcn 
Who left their rich meaitil his boots and his v*"- 
To finish Their least whrn his i-plrit has gone. 

llairgard and worn ore ihc bachelor's ffatur-.-n: 
' His clii- k- i«ro all -urikon, hi> l>row coldly damii, 
IliB eye- black at C'ia.», with one faint fpark lo 
livtlit 'i-in: 
And thi.- i* the end of the raercilei* Bcamp. 

of torturini; con- 

He writhes 'nc-ath the last pang 

Hi» b<)-t)in Is nt-avin;,- that never nesTed yet— 
He thinks of th.- thoiisaiKlsof hearts he ha-« broken, 

Uf the thonyands ol lovts he has won -to lorjjet. 

Hark " there's a rnstlina of rohoo in the entry, 
Anddaiutilv trendiii? conio pr.-ttv yoang feet. 

The door •iwiiii;. wide upeu— the ghwtsmakc their 
The flirt and hi* viciimsi on earth a^ain meet. 

There were bright, gij.'gliu^ maidens, and boaute- 
oil* ;»ilios. 
Arch lui-chi'jvous girls with much fun in their 

And withered old maids and half crazy yonng dam- 

Who ca'led in to eee the old bachelor die. 

He stivws them one :;lanc>' and his eye flashes fnry ; 

H'^ turns 10 rfpruath ihcni— ala*. th' y ure gone '. 
Th«' rais and the inici- have impaneled a jury ; 

The tiacbelor shivers und dies all alMne. 

Alone In his clory ! with i-tnpty old tiottles. 
And tailiift' ami bout hill-*, and c'lib bilN aronnd. 

Wuh one hand CKiiviilfiT'/ly cliitchins: the iioki-r. 
And the oth^r acru-'h"! hllli-'-li n\ t\- h "i Ti ml 



Wu.vTmay bi- thi- iiflinary prirrof such 
a brniqiU't as a bri leuiaiil irfKnilly rar 
ries to lusisi her in tlie sainctiuic^ tiiflicult 
doty of appt'jirinj; irrtsisliblc, I cmnot 
say ; but the only one I ever had anytliing 
to ilo with cost in»' rit-nr, as will be soun. 
Never, nh, my friends, make rash pmm 
ises ; or, if you d'», dtm't keep ihein ; and, 
in after dayn, it will be acmnfort to you to 
reflect tint you wore not .so s^ood as your 
word, it waa many years ai^o that I was 
obliged to be present at n« less melan- 
choly a ceremony than a weddinir; and it 
has a tloud over all my siib.seiiuent 
life. It was a lovely afternoon in sum 
mer ; Zephyr and Aurora had been joined 
together in holy matrituony; the cike had 
been cut; the ehampai^iir had floweu ; the 
chariot had carried i-tf thi- ialatuated 
pair; the slipper had been thrown; the 
tears had been !«hed; and everybody was 
as diUl as di.--h-water. I sat and talked 
with Ar^ibella, who had been <»ne «f the 
bri lemaids. Whether a brideinaiil nowa- 
days carries her boumietas Arabella's was 
then carried, 1 cmnot tell (for I now live 
very much "out of the world") 
but hers was carrieil by means 
of a rini; at the end of a sort 
of cornucopia, in which were stiick IIk- 
sweetest ot flowers. What we ■^aid I do 
not ttortunatelv) recollect; but the rite 
lately performed had inidoubtedly exer- 
cised a siuijular inlluence, so that eyes 
were more than ustiilly «'|o<iuent, voices 
were more than usually soft and low, and 
conversation was more than usually sen- 
timental, ani, I am afraid, absurd. At 
last, however, it was somehow broujttht to 
pass mat Arabella .said, playfully, "Very 
well, th<n, on one condition." 

" What IS it?" I asked cairerly. 

"That you carry it exactly as I do, and 
that you take it with you wherever you j^o 
to day." 

"These are very easy terras," I re- 
joined, "and I am ouly too glad to accept 

All that Pfllowed I cannot remember; 
but my i-ars, when I think of the scene, 
are once more tilled with a sound as of a 
low, but pleii.>-ant, lausrhi-itj chorus, or 
rather duet; an I luy lip-", when I think of 
the scene, feel once more the touch of a 
sotnethiiiir S4»fter than velvet. Ami that 
s«)mething ha I four lingers and a thumb. 
Sucli a pretty thiiml)! It was as much 
prettier than ordinary thumbs as a dimple 
is prettier than a knuckh'. 

Well, I to.>k the b )U(juet, and I hum; it 
by the ring on my little linger; and, all at 
one-e, I be'gan to led uncommonly like a 
fiMjl. I had .saitl that I iicc pled the c >n 
ditions gladly; now I Knew that I had 
spoken in my haste, and that mo it men 
who speak in their haste are liars So I 
took mournful leave ot Arabella, who, as 
I departed, cilled cmt. " .Mini, I shall see 
you tomorrow, and shall require a full, 
true and particular account of all that be- 
falls my lunKjUet." 

I replied— gayly, as some people say; 
that is inc iherenily, and with a hysterical 

.^Iy trials In-gan as soon as I was outside 
the div^r, forsymphalh 'ticcibman, at once 
diseerning my bellowcrcd omlition, whip- 
ped hi.^ horse into a gallo|) and protlVred 
the safe refuge in Ids hansom. But 1 h id 
not thr«'e hundn-l yanls to go, and it 
seemed ridiculous for a poi>r and economi- 
cal man to ride that short ilistance. How 
ever, it you arc tin cr the impression that 
in a free country, such as we htve the 
happiness to " move im" in, a man, who 
not only has on a widding garmt nt (which 
is of it.-elf a dangerous thing to wear in 
the streets), but also carries a botiriuet 
hanging by a ring from his little finger, 
cin walk "three hundred yards on the 
Queen's highway wth impunity, you had 
better try it. All I know is, / ce>uldn't. 
The cabman, uualile to comprehend my 
refusal under the circumstances, dn^ve 
close against the curbstone, keeping pace 
with me as I went, t<niching his hat at in- 
tervals, ijicnlatiug compa.ssiouately, 
" Keb, sir. you'd better 'ev a keb— you did 
indtjed." and so exposing me to a thou- 
sand times as much notice as I should 
otherwise have attracted. Little boys, 
having their attention especially aroused 
by the cabman, considereel the occasion 
favorable for a demonstration, which 
threatened to ta^e the torm <d shying all 
manner of dirt ; and older persons who 
encountereel me, either appeareel to con- 
sider that I had mistaken a bright day in 
June for the oth of Novt mlx^r, and laugheti 
dcrisiTcly, or regarded me with such loois 
as the priest and the Levite must have 
bestowed upon the pivir wounded man 
who had fallen amongst thieves, and evi- 
dently set me dowa as a thing to be aveud- 
ed like the plague, t^nly a few girls and 
matrons, who sniflVd a wedding from afar, 
audconstquenlly felt a pleasant tilillation 
atler their nind, smileel a tacit approval. 

At last I reached my lolgings, and 
breathed freely I placed ray precious 
bouquet in water ana sat down, andgaze.l 
at it. and meditated. And, as I meditateil, 
it occurred to me that Arabella, who had 
not parted with her bouquet without some 
few minutps' reffection, had ultimately 
girenit to me with a design. She had 

sighed a little sigh, and had iriven mi; a 
very i)eculiar glance after she had com- 
mitted her flowers to my keeping; and 
now. as I sat and pondered, the meaning 
of the sigh and the ulance wa.=, I flittered 
mvself, intelligible. Arabella was n<>t indit 
feirent to me. I had tried to elicit whether 
she wi-re or not, but ctnild not get any 
thing derinite from her; but now I could 
interpret what was in her heart "You 
buhrlors," she had doubtless thought, "go 
and banish the thoughts awakened by the 
event of this morning by means of your 
bllliardsand your smoking, and your £cl- 
fl<li dissipation, whiKst wemaideiu have to 
sit at home, and mojie and gnaw our 
hearts, and feed on tender recollections, 
and nourish scarcely acknowledged hopes; 
but I have discovered a way of keeping 
one bachelor in order; he dares not go 
among those who would scotfat my gift: 
and bv the fate thatb^trtlls my bouquet, I 
shall know how he estimates 'the giver." 
And now a shiver came over me as I re- 
luemberi^d that I was engaged Iodine out; 
and I must take that bouquet with me. 
Arabella could not surely have intended 
that I should carry her "flowers with me 
into the drawing rootn, and then into the 
dining ri>om, and alterwards at dinnir; 
whv, I should never have got out of the 
hotise alive. Her words were, " Wherever 
you go,'' and my promise would be satis 
"factorily tulliiled if 1 carried the bmiquc^t 
into the' himse with lue, and left it in sale 

To the man who took my overcoat, 
therefore, I committed the flowers, with 
the strictest injunctions to take particular 
care of them ; and he answered fervently 
tlmt he would, hut gave me a leer which 
would have justifled abreach of the pi-ace. 
And I cnulein't help thinking, eluring din- 
ner, that the wretch had made confidants 
of his fellow-servant.^, for I saw three <>! 
theiu examining me closely, and with 
twinkling eves, from the opposite side ot 
the t ible. I'ouM the host, too. Imve seen 
the flowi-rs in the hall, asked to whom 
they belonged, and imparted the inforina- 
tion \u'. gain d to his wife':' If not, why 
should she have told me in particular that 
certain sherry was " amoroso y" And why 
should she have commended me in ptirtic- 
u!ar for choosing " parfail amour" from 
other liquors? Other people showed the 
>;aine preferen -e. It may have been acci- 
dental; but c ) iscience makes all of ussus 
picioiis. About 11 o'clock I took my de- 
parture ; reas-sumed my bouquet about as 
ioytully as Christian na.'^sumed 

he asked ; " you 

his bun 
die, and, with a heavy h'^art, lound myself 
in a cabless thoroughfare not far I'rojn 
King's llojid, Chelsea. It was quite three 
miles to my 1 "Igings, but in the King's I shoul I \w sure to tind a cab in 
which I might hid(! myself and ray bou- 
(luet. liut suddenly a well-known voice 
cried, "Don't run a'way. Brown." 

I turned, and there waa my very best 
friend, Jones, who, once upon a time, 
when I had been very roughly handlrd in 
a public Journal, took the trouble to cut 
out the whole article and send it to me, "In 
case," as he said, " I should like to see it." 
I had never forgotten that friemlly atten- 
tion (especially as he professed not to 
rtail tiie i)apers generally, and never s^iw 
sever d articles of an opposite character), 
and I therefore acco.-Jted him with extreme 

" What is the matter? 
seem out of sorts. ' 

"I have had rather a trying day," I 
answered; ".a wedding this morning, and 
a dinner-party this evening." 

" No wonkier you are low," said he sym- 
pathetically ; "you want a cigar and a 
cheerful scene. But what is I lie matter 
with your left arm?" he concluded. 

" Ne)thing at all," I replied, sharply, 
proilucinjj the bouquet, which I had held 
m concealment behind my l^ck. 

'• You call that nothing, do you'/" SJiid 
Jones, severely ; " 1 call it a very serious 
thin,'', indeed. But thm'l look so miserable; 
take'this cigar, and come with me; but 
tirst throw that thing over the railings of 
the square." 

" For yemr cigar, thanks ; t.>r your last 
advice I will see you— I mean I wouldn't 
do it for a thou.sand poumls." 

" O, I sec. "Well, we can leave it with 
the man at the gates." 
"What gates?" 

" Come and see. I am a few pegs too 
low myself; and before I go home I mean 
to try the e fleet of some lively music and a 
lively spectacle." 

We had been walking along pretty 
briskly all this while, and in a few 
more minutes we arriveel at some gates, 
which appeared to lead into some il 
luminated gardens, ami which were them- 
selves surnvmnted by a gigantic and bril- 
liant gas-lit s'.ar. 
"I'm not going in there," said I bluntly. 
"0.\justtake a stroll round," he rejoined, 
coaxiugly ; " it will do you good. The 
gardens are ce>ol, the music is cheerlul, 
and the dancing will make you die of 
laughing. Besides you wouldn't leave 
me all aione." 

In an evil hour, I paid my money, and 
passed through the turnstile ; and then I 
feared to leave my flowers in charge of 
the catc-keeper. It was diflerent at a 
friend's house ; but at this public place the 
precious bouquet might come to harm. 
The man, too, was very relactant to take 
it ; said he would not himself be at his 
post much loni;er. and would have to de- 
liver over my to his succcs.sor. lelid 
not like the prospect, and determiueil not 
to part with my treasure. 

Jone^s was a little sulky at first, and said 
in a surly tone, "You 11 get awfully chaffed, 
mv b >y ;" but siuldeiilv he cheereel up 
airain, as if his very words bad somehow 
comforted him. 

He was quite right ; I did get awfully 
chart'e^d, but I adopted the tactics of ap- 
pearing to have been let out for the even- 
ing trom the Deaf and Dumb Institution. 
But to Joues I was lorced to be as one 
that heard ; and he played to a marvel the 
part of a kind t'rieud. His ears seemed 
to have become all at once supematurally 
sharp, so that not even a whisper to my 
disparagement escaped him ; and he faith- 
fully imparted to me whatever he heard. 
My t ipianimity was gradually disturbed, 
and. al la*t. when Jones asked in a tone 
of horror, " Did you hear what that .fel- 
low said?" I answered, angrily, " No, I 
did not ; and 1 don't want to know." 

But Jones, having, perhaps, a keener 
regard for his friend's honor than for his 
own, rejoined, " Well, olel fellow, there's 
a limit t« everything, and I don't think 
you ought to btand thnC 

I inwardly wondered whether Jones 
himself, in my jKisition, would not have 
stotxl ^'^<^/, and much more, without show- 
ing his valor ; but with a groan I atkeil, 
" Well, what did he say?" 

" (.>, my dear t'eltoiir," repru»d Jones, 
with a snigger, " / shouldn't like to re- 
peat it." 

"Can you point the man oat?" I in- 
Ti:is JoD'^s did with surprising alacrity 
•'|jet us go back and ask him, then," I 

said, trying to appear cool and comfort- 

The man whom Jones pointed out was 
dressed as a gentleman, was considerably 
bigger in every way than I, and was sit- 
tinir between two wearers of bonnets, 
whom we may charitably assume to have 
been his wife and his mother in law. At 
mv approach he showed some slight per- 
turbation, which led me to hope that he 
sullVred, as I do, from a constitutional 
weakness (nothing more, I assure yoii), 
which some people mistake 1 )r what is in 
cert iin circles known as "the funks." I 
was encouragetl, therefore, to ask with 
some haughtiness whether he would oblige 
me by rejieating the remark he hail lately 
addr.ssed to me. He obliged me with a 
readiness and emphasis wich slightly al- 
tered my^ opinion about his constitutional 
we-akness; and which almost reduced me 
to an awkward silence which Jemes might 
have misintttrpretcd. Fortunately, how- 
ever, I was inspired to make a general re- 
mark abcmt the difliculty of properly 
kicking any gentleman who happens 
to be sitting upon a bench; and 
the remark, notwithstanding its truth 
and generality, so far from meet- 
ing with his approbation, caused 
him to start up in a fury, threaten damage 
to my nose with his left fist, and seize my 
precious bouquet with his right hand. 
Thereupon fl.i8hed across my mind a piece 
of advice to the cfl'ect that "the threat- 
ened should never wait tor accomplish- 
ment, but should always take the initia- 
tive : ' and so, maddened at the destruc- 
tion which was being wrought upon my 
bouquet, I dashed my clenched right hand 
into the face of my adversary, who stag- 
irered back aijainst a tn_e, and left upon 
my white glove a red stain. 

There were shrieks Ironi the supposed 
wile and supposed mother-in-law (one of 
them promptly scratched my face), and a 
yell of deliirht from Jones, whose object 
"had proijably now been accomplished, 
without any inconvenience to himself 
.My adversary quickly recovered himself 
and returned to the attack ; but either I 
had been right, after all, in my surmise 
about his constitutional weakness (and 
ills knees did really tremble more than 
mine), or the he-athen deities still inter- 
pose in favor of mortal men ; my burly 
iq^pontnt gave me by no means tit for tat 
(though he had gloves on)— grazed me 
just once upon the left temple, and on 
closing was, to my surprise, thrown flat 
upcm his back. He rose, and showed the 
greatest inclination to test the tenacity 
with which my hair was rixeil upon my 
held, and the consequence was that it was 
ditlicult to avoid clo.sing a second time, 
when down he went a.^ain on his back 
(l)y a miracle, I should say,) and dragged 
me ilown atop of him. / should have got 
up as soon as possible, but he seemed to 
derive some incomprehensible satistaclKm 
from rubbing the back of his head to and 
fio in the gravel, and holding me in tight 

"And where is my piaj/'er-book?" she 
asked coldly. 

" In a tail-pocket of my overcoat, " I 
answered, desperately. 

" Why didn't you bring it ?" 

" I couldn't." 

" Why not V I thought il was in your 

" So I believe it is." 

" Why didn't you look ?" 

" I haven't il." 

" You haven't your coat pocket ? 

"No; I will tell you all about it; and 
pray, be as merciful as you can." 

And without screening myself behind 
.1 ones, I gave an honest, stndghtforward ac- 
count of my sad mishap. Arabella lis- 
tened without interruption, but grew more 
and more like marble as I proceeded ; and 
when I had finished, she rose from her 
chair, whilst iadignation l'ash^d frwrn her 
eyes, and said, contemptuously, "So, after 
the language you used to me yesterday, 
you dared to take yny bouquet and my 
prayer-book into such a place as that ; and 
my name in the prayer be ok, too! Dout 
speak; I'll not hear a word; and never 
address me again as you did yesterday. 
Good morning, Mr. Brown." And she 
swept from the ro<nn with a distant courte- 
sy. And she married the man who is pop- 
ularly known as Another. 

So the fatal bouquet cost one hat (a 
guinea), one overcoat (I'our guineas), a 
scratch on the face, a contusion on the Irft 
temple, a prayer-book ('vith Arabella's 
name in), and Arabella. I call it expen- 
sive. — Chambers' Journal. 

On CatcUiug Coldg. 

embrace. As wc lay, I was conscious of 
a rending of garments, and in a moment 
there a|)peared on either side of our pros- 
trate holies a leg, which I recognized as 
./ones' ; and I could dimly perceive that 
J.nes was astride of us, auel was keeping 
off a yelling crowd by whirling round 
and round his head something which I 
coultl not distinguish. 

The whole aflair had lasted but a few 
minutes; and now the authorities ap- 
peared upon the scene ; and popular opin- 
ion being against me, 1 was declared to 
have bec^n in the wrong,and was summarily 
ejected, after about twenty minutes' enjoi/- 
uu'.ui of Jones' "cheerful scene." Dog- 
berry, with his usual sense of justice, 
woulel not even let me look for my hat, so 
I took the liberty of putting on my adver- 
sary's, which immetliately fell down upon 
my shoulders, and gave mean opportunity 
of gauging his size. 

As soon as we were outside the gates, 
Jones showed his regard for me by i)at- 
ting me (Ui the shoulder, and saying, 
" Bravo ! old boy ! you did remarkably 
well. If I were you, I should wait until 
he comes out, and then tinish the busi- 

Now I am by no means what pugilists 
term a "glutton;" I considered not only 
that i hair done remarkably well, but also 
that I had been very lucky. I was a de- 
plorable object to look at, no doubt, with 
my adver.sarv's hat, which would not be 
restraini'd from dropping right over my 
head; with my face ct)vered with blood 
(from the bonnet-wearer's scratch); with 
my white tie undone, and crumpled up 
like an ill-made spill; with my shirt-front 
bespattered with red spotp, and with one 
ot the tails torn completely olf my over- 
coat ; but I was personally uninjured, with 
the exception of the scratch, and a very 
sliirht contusion of the left temple; 
whereas, considering my adversary's size, 

i " - . . • M-- 

ought to have been pounded to a jelly. 
1 therefore replied to Jones' kind sug- 
gestion, " My dear Jones, I am very much 
mdebted to you for tonight's work, for if 
I had been ahme, I should have allowed 
myself, in the most pusillanimous manner, 
to" be insulted to any extent short of per- 
sonal violence. I, therefore, cheerfully 
resign to you the conclusion of the businesa 
you are good enough to say I have thus 
far conducted successfully; be my alter 
e;i<) ; wait for my adversary, finish him ofl, 
and welcome. As for me 1 shall be off by 
the first cab." 

But that self-denying Jones declined to 
" take my leavings "' (as he put it), and in- 
sisted upon seeing me safe to my lodgings, 
As we rode along, I demanded of Jones 
what had become of my bouquet, and 
learned that it had been " torn to smither- 
eens;" and what he had whirled around 
his head to keep the people off, and learned 
that it was the rent-off coat-tail, with 
" something heavyish in it." I couldnl 
tell Jones that the " something heavyish " 
was the prayer-book Arabella had lent me 
(with her name in it, too,) that very morn- 
ing, for Jgnes had such queer ideas of a 
j(ike. He actually laughed when he told 
me that the coat tail and its contents had 
been torn from his hands, and, no doubt, 
been carried ofl" as a trophy by some on- 

The dresded next morning came, and I 
presented myself at Arabella's house. 
When I followed the servant into the room 
where Arabella sat, she could not have 
looked more dism-iyed if to the simple 
words, " .'Mr. Brown," the servant had 
added, "with the cholera morbus." 

" Whatever have you been doing?" she 
asked, for the scratch all across one cheek 
and the contusion on the left temple told 
a tale of adventure. 

I felt inclineel to say "Please ma'am, it 
was Jones," as if I were a little boy be- 
fore his school-mistress; but I resisted the 
inclination, and grinned feebly. I saw 
her eyes directed toward my empty hands, 
in one of which she no doubt expected to 
see her iKJuquet triumphantly held. 
" Where are my flowers ?" she asked. 
I shoik my head sorrowfully. 
" You have left them home, I suppose *"' 
she said. 
Again I shock my head sorrowfully. 

Dr. Sy.mes THoMPsoy, Professor of 
Medicine at Gresham College, Loudon, 
has recently delivered a '• Gresham Lec- 
ture" on catching colds. The following 
extracts will be of interest to our readers : 
The prevention of cold.H is to be accom- 
plished by keeping the skin in a healthy 
and vigorous state, so tha'; it may at once 
resume its proper and normal condition 
when chills have been suddenly applied 
to it ; then the internal congestions are 
avoided or removed simultaneously with 
the external contractien and stagna- 
tion. The habitual use of cold bath- 
ing in the early morning is cne very 
powerful means to this end; it trains 
the vessels of the skin to rise vig- 
orously into renewed action after the ap- 
plication of a chill. The relaxing influ- 
ence of over-heated apanments should be 
avoided, because that saps the power of vig- 
orous reaction ; but, in cold weather, the 
utmost care should be tf.ken to iiave the 
entire skin efficiently protected by warm 
clothing. The powers of the system in 
periods prone to the prix uction of colds, 
and most especially when the temperature 
of the external air is beiweep ;{-J and I') 
degrees of Fahrenheit's heat scale (for 
that is the condition in which the danger 
is found to be most certainly incurre.l,) 
should be most carefully maintained by 
the judicious use of sustiining food, and 
by the avoidance of every kind of injuri- 
ous derangement or excess. When once 
internal congestion has been set up, and 
the cold has been " caugl: t," the thing to 
be done is immediately to bring back vig- 
orous circulation and cvhalaiion in the 
skin. The Turkish bath is one of the 
most convenient and certainof all contriv- 
ances for insuring this object; in its ab- 
sence the vapor bath or hot-air bath 
may be employed. The action of the 
bath is to be reinforced by the ad- 
ministratiera of stimulants, first and fore- 
most amongst which stands concen- 
trated food. There is erne expedient 
both for preventing and curing "colds," 
which was not alluded to upim this occa- 
sion (says a writer in nature), but which 
is, nevertheless, as powerful as any of the 
meiisures which were described, and it 
may sometimes be drawn upon in circum- 
s'.auces when those plans cannot be adopt- 
ed, in consequence of the sufferer being 
compelled by the exigences of life to con- 
tinue to meet exposure to chilling influ- 
ences. This is abstinence from drink, and 
liquid food of any kind, until the internal 
congestion is reraovei.. The remedial 
action through the skin does its work by 
drawing away the superabundance ot the 
circulating fluid from the overcharged 
part. But this dtsiralle result is even 
more certainly insured if the general biilk 
of the circulating fluid, or blood, is dimin- 
ished by withholding supplies of the more 
li(iuid, or watery, ingreiient; which may 
be done where the digestive power is un- 
impaired, without in any way diminishing 
the richer or more immediately nourish- 
ing portion. The instant the general 
bulk of the circulating blood is diminished^ 
the excess contained in the congested and 
ovcrcharge<l membrainj is withdrawn and 
the cold is relieved. Somewhat severe 
thirst sets in; but, curiously enough, 
simultaneously with the occurrence of this 
thirst, the congested internal membranes 
grow moist and exhale gently and natural- 
ly in consequence of the relief of the over- 
charged vessels. All that is then neces- 
sary is to keeii the sup )ly of drink down 
to the point which enables some measure 
of thirst to be maintained, and during its 


Thebb are 147,623 dogs in Iowa. 

Toledo has 4'26 licensed retail liquor 

There are twelve thousand varietjes of 

TiiRUK are more Jews in the city of 
New York than in the Holy Land. 

The Brooklyn retail grocers lose $1,- 
000,000 a year by the credit system. 

The blood of a healthy, full-grown 
average man weighs twenty pounds. 

The highest point reached by man, 
without the aid of a balloon, is 19,000 feet. 

A Rov in Trenton, who killed a " valu- 
able" dog which bit him, has been fined 

Mr. BrRLiNG.VMB intended to .settle in 
California after his mission for China had 

In New Hampshire, judges cannot serve 
after attaining the age of 70 ; but they can 
go to the Legislature. 

The annual expenditure in the British 
Consular Service in Greece is |o0,000 ; and 
in the United States, $;J3,500. 

The cranberry crop at Harwich, Mass., 
amounted, during the past year, to 3,7(51 
barrels, which Avere sold for $39,590. 

The wages of servant girls in San Fran- 
cisco rule at about the same figures as ten 
or fifteen years ago— $25 to $30 a month. 

New Y^ork in 1860, with a population 
of 3,880,785, produced only 8,681,105 
bushels of wheat ; or about two and a half 
bushels to each inhabitant. 

A B.VLTiMORE couple, recently married, 
appended to the announcement of the fact 
in the papers : " Advertised for the benefit 
of a few of our inquisiiive friends." 

A-MHEKST College claims the honor of 
being the first of the New England edu- 
cational institutions to admit women to 
study and graduate on the same terms as 

MsMiJERS of a family named Wood 
filled the oflice of a Parish Clerk in Dids- 
bury parish. England, for 250 years suc- 
cessively. They b«ganin 15U1, and ended 
in 1839. 

A COLORED woman known as Aunt Jen- 
nie died recently in Nashville, Tenn., ot 
the advanced age of 110. She had been a 
slave up to the issuance of President Lin- 
coln's proclamation of freedom. 

Rev. Dr. Downing, of New Y^'ork, 
thinks that all bachelors above thirty 
should be compelled to marry, or else con- 
tribute one-fourth of their earnings to the 
support of needy spinsters. 

The model girl of the period lives in 
Lafayette, Ind! She wears with pride — 
and a just pride, too— a dress made up of 
material woven by her own fair hands. 
She is still unmarried. 

A oENTLEM.vN of Columbus, Ga., the 
other day, who has great patience and is 
fond of making minute observations, 
timed the pace of a snail. It made 70 
inches in 60 minutes. 

A Fi'.M.\.i.E physician has been arrested 
in Philadelphia on the charge of evading 
the spicial internal revenue tax, but 
claims exemption on the ground tlrat she 

is not allowed to vote. 
A WRITER in the Fond du Lac Journal 

figures out that, with a capital of about 

Cii.\.MiJEKs' JouiiNAL gives some statis- 
tics of the business within a square mile 
in London. Ten thousand vehicles passed 
Black friar's bridge in twelve hours, 12,000 
at Fleet street and 19,000 at London 
bridge. One day of twenty-four hours, 
not extraordinary, 88,000 vehicles passed 
over the Thames. In nine hourei of one 
day in 1848, 315,000 people entered the 
city, and during one day in 1800, 707,000 
people entered the city, three-fourths of 
whom were on foot ; 840,000 people en- 
tered and passed out of the eight princi- 
pal arteries of London in one day. 

Aboi'T 9,000 beer houses have been 
closed throughout the United Kingdom 
by a stringent amendment in the Excise 
law, and it is seriously contemplated to 
prevent Sunday selling altogether. But 
at present England alone spends ^100,- 
000,000 a year in beer, and her expendi- 
ture for drugs used in adulterating beer 
and other intoxicating beverages is 
enormous. It is declared that nearly all 
the liquors drank in the London " public 
houses" are frightfully drugged. The 
drinkers seek intoxication, and drugs 
are used to promote this result the more 

i^« m 

Mark Twain's Adventure with tho 
Berenue Assessor. 

$r>0,000, and a yearly expenditure of Lbout 
$00,0u0, an annual income of somp &90.. 

maintenance there is not the slightest 
chance of the recurrence of the cold. 

— . ^^ ♦ -^ 

The London BuihUr says that the con 
tents oi the stomachs of 118 sparrows 
have been examined, tabulated and re 
corded. Three culprits alone, out of this 
hecatomb, were provel by the unsparing 
search guilty of having lived for twenty- 
four hours upon grain. In fact, there 
were three thieves out of the 118; all the 
other victims had worked, more or less, 
for their living. Beetles and grubs, and 
larv;e of all obnoxious kinds, had been 
their diet. In serenly five of the birds, 
infants of all ages, from the callow fledg- 
ling to the little and Flapsy that 
jusi twiiter along the ground, hardly any 
but insect spoglie were detected. 

^ • ^ ■ 

Once an accomplished young American 
woman had the honor to dine with the 
Czar of Russia. During the entertain- 
ment a plate of grapes was passed. The 
young lady saw the gulden knife on the 
basket, but as the fruit Ci\me to her first 
she had no way of learning its use ; so 
she did just as she would have done in 
America— reached out her dainty fingers 
and lifted froir the dish a whole stem of 
I grapes. What was her consternation to 
I see the ne.vt person, as well as all the 
I other guests, take the golden knife and 
sever a single grape 'jach and Iran&ler it 
to their plates. 

White Cake.— Tw o cups of white su- 
gar, two and two-thiris ot a cup ot butter 
and lard, allowing al)out one even table- 
spoonful of lard, whi es of eight eggs well 
beaten, a teaspoontul and a half of 
baking powder, sifsed with the flour. 
Season with lemon, and bake from an hour 
to an hour and a quarter. 

income ot some f90, 
(jOO may be realized in the beet sugar busi- 

There are two lovely young ladies in 
May & Rogers' paper mill at Lee, Mass., 
who have worked within ten feet of each 
other fifteen months and have not spoken 
together— mad as March hares all the 

The female teachers of San Francisco 
are married off more rapidly than their 
places can be properly supplied. Out of 
sixteen teachers in the Lincoln school 
thirteen have been married within five 
years, and the other three were already 

A <;entle.m.\n in South Danvers, Mass., 
who wishes to protect the tomb of Eliza 
Wharton, in the village churcfh yard, pro- 
cures from time to lime freestone chips 
and scatters them at the foot of the mon- 
ument. Relic hunters pick these up and 
spare the monument. 

An old lady in Alabama, not long ago, 
a"-reed to dispose of her estate to a young 
inan, after her death, for $'20,000, and the 
young man immediately insured her life 
for his benefit to that amount. She died 
in a short time, whereupon he collected 
the policy and paid for the property. 

PniL.VDELPHi.v has a novel will case. 
It appears that a man and his wife each 
made a will in favor of the other at the 
same time, but by some blunder the man 
signed his wife's will and the wile signed 
her husband's. Not until after the death 
of the husband was the mistake discov- 

The Louisville Commercial says : " We 
have heard that, within a few days past, 
one of our cotton speculators made over 
one hundred thousand dollars in a single 
transaction with a New York broker, 
wi'hout the exchange of so much as a 
pound of the ex-kingly staple." 

There is a woman in Dexter, Me., who 
has iieen married twenty-five years, is the 
mother of nine children, mostly boys, and 
has done her own work with the aid of 
members of her own family. She has, in 
that period, manufactured eleven and a 
half tons »f butter and thirty-five and a 
half tons of cheese. 

In a single instance Noah Webster 
used his dictionary to set forth a senti- 
ment not connected with philology, using 
a definition after the style so frequently 
exemplified by Dr. Johnson. Under the 
word " vicegerent" he says, " Kings are 
sometimes called God's vicegerents. It 
IS to be wished they would always de- 
serve the appellation." This remark was 
retained until the last edition of the 

A respect -VBLE looking man presented 
a pistol at a ticket agent at Elizabeth, N. 
J., and demanded a ticket to New York. 
It was given him, and he jumped on a 
train, leaving the revolver. In the even- 
ing he returned and apologized, saying 
that important business calldl him to 
New York, and having left his pocket- 
book at home, he wes bound to get a 
ticket. He paid for his ticket, got back 
his revolver, and, thanking the agent, de- 

In 1694, a Hungarian Countess, named 
Eliziibeth, enticed young girls into her 
palace on various pretexts and then coolly 
murdered them for the purpose of bath- 
ing in their blood. The spectacle of hu- 
man suffering at last became such a de- 
light to her that she would apply with 
her own hantls the most excruciating tor- 
tures, keenly relishing the shrieks cf her 
victims. In this way she is ?aid to have 

Boston has fined a man $-^ for attempt, { murdprtd 050 persons before her career 
to kiis a laely in the street. \ was brought V> an end 

The first notice that was taken of me 
when I " settled down " recently, was by 
a gentleman who .said he was an Assessor, 
and connected with the United States In- 
ternal Revenue Department. I said I had 
never heard of his branch of business be- 
fore, but I was very glad to see him, all 
the same— would he sit down? He sat 
down. I did not know anything particu- 
lar to saj;, and yet I felt that people who 
have arrived at the dignity of keeping 
house must be conversational, must be 
easy and sociable in company. So, in de- 
fault of anything else to say, I asked him 
if he was opening his shop in our neigh- 

He said he was. [I did not wish to ap- 
pear ignorant, but had hoped he would 
mention what he had for sale.] 

I ventured to ask him " how was trade ?" 
and he said, " So-so." 

I then said we would drop in, and if we 
liked his house as well as any other, we 
would give him our custom. 

lie said he thought we would like his 
establishment well enough to confine our- 
selves to it— said he never saw anybody 
who would go off and hunt up another 
man in his "line after trading with him 

That sounded very complacent, but bar- 
ring that natural expression of villainy 
which we all have, the man looked hon- 
est enough. 

I do not know how it came about, ex- 
actly, but gradually we appeared to melt 
down and run together, conversationally 
speaking, and then everything went along 
as comfortably as clock-work. 

We talked, and talked, and talked —at 
least I did. And we laughed, and laughed, 
and laughed— at least he did. But all the 
lime I hud my presence of mind about 
me— I had my native shrewdness turned 
on " full head," as the engineers say. I 
was aetermined to find out all about his 
business in spite of his obscure answers ; 
and I was determined I would have it out 
of him without his suspecting what I was 
at. I meant to trap him with a deep, 
deep ruse. I would tell him all about my 
own business, and he would naturally so 
W4rm to me during this seductive burst of 
confidence, that he would tell me all about 
his aft'dirs before he suspected what I was 
about. 1 thought to myself, My son, you 
little know what an old fox you are deal- 
ing with. I said : 

" Now you would never guess what I 
made lecturing this winter and last 
spring ?" 

" No— don't believe I could, to save me. 
Let me see— let me see. About two thou- 
sand dollars, maybe ? But no— no, sir, I 
know you couldn't have made that 
much. Say seventeen hundred, maybe ?" 
"Ha-ha! I knew you couldn't. My 
lecturing receipts for last spring and this 
winter were fourteen thousand, seven 
hundred and fifty dollars— what do you 
think of that?" 

" Why, it is amazing— perfectly amaz- 
ing. I will make a note of it. And you 
say even this wasn't all?" 

" All ? Why, bless you, there was my 
income from the Buffalo Express for four 
months— about— about— well, what should 
you say to about eight thousand dollars, 
for instance?" 

" Say ! Why, I should like to see my- 
self rolling in just such another ocean of 
attlueuce. Eight thousand ! I'll make a 
note of it. Why, man- and on top of all 
this I am to understand that you had still 
more income?" 

" Ha-ha-ha! Why, you are only in the 
suburbs of it, so to speak. There's my 
book, 'The Innocents Abroad'— price 
$3 50 to $5.00, according to the binding. 
Listen to me. Look me in the eye. Dur- 
ing the last four months and a half, say- 
ing nothing of sales before that— but just 
simply during the four months and a half 
ending March 15, 1870, we've sold ninety- 
five thousand copies of that book! Nine- 
ty-five thousand ! Think of it. Average 
four dollars a copy, say. It's nearly four 
hundred thousand dollars, my son. I get 


"The suffering Moses! I'll set that 
down. Fourteen-seven-fifty- eight— two 
hundred. Total, say— well, upon my 
word, the grand total is about two hun- 
dred and thirteen or fourteen thousand 
dollars. /« that possible ?" 

" Possible ! If there's any mistake it's 
the other way. Two hundred and four- 
teen thousand, cash, is my income for this 
year, if 1 know how to cipher." 

Then the gentleman got up to g3. It 
came over me most uncomfortably that 
maybe I had made my revelations for 
nothing, besides being flattered into 
stretching them considerably by the 
stranger's astonished exclamations. But 
no; at the last moment the gentleman 
handed me a large envelope, and said it 
contained his advertisement ; and that I 
would find out all about his business 

'° '*' T J 1 • 1 

As soon as he was gone I opened hisai- 
vertisement. I studied it attentively for 
four minutes. I then called up the cook 
and said : , « • 

" Hold me while I faint. Let Maria 
turn the batter-cakes." 

By -and by, -when I came to, I sent 
down to the rum mill on the corner, 
and hired an artist by the week to sit up 
nights and curse that stranger, and give 
me a lift (occasionally in the uaytime when 
1 came to a hard place. 

Ah, what a miscreant he was! His 
"advertisement" was nothing in th* 
world but a wicked tax return. 

It was plain that that stranger had en- 

, abled me U) make an ass of myself. It was 

very, very plain, and 1 went out and hired 

another a'rtist By working on my ja^'^y 

the stranger had soducfcd me intg declare 

ing an income of $214,000. By law $1,000 
of this was exempt from income tax — the 
only relief I could see, audit was only a 
Irop in the ocean. At the legal five per 
cent. I fiiust pay over to the Government 
the appalling .sum of ten thousand six 
hundred and fifty dollars, income tax. 

[I may remark, in this place, that I did 
not do it.] 

I am acquainted with a very opulent 
man. whose house is a palace, whose table 
is regal, whose outlays are enormous, yet 
a man who lias no income, as I have often 
noticed, by the revenue returns; and to 
iiim I went for advice, in my diatre«8. He 
took luy dreadful exhibition of receipts, 
he put on his glasses, he took his pen, 
and presto ! — I Avas a pauper ! It was 
the neatest thing that ever was. He 
did it simply by deftly manipulating the 
bill of "Deductions." He set down my 
"State, national and municipal taxes" at 
so much ; my "lossses by shipwreck, fire, 
&c.," at so much ; my " losses on sales of 
real estate"- on "liVe st(K'k sold"— on 
" payments for rent of homestead" — on 
" repairs, improvements, interest" — on 
" previously taxed salary as an officer ot 
the United States army, navy, revenue 
service," and other things. He got aston- 
ishing "deductions" out of each and every 
one of these matters — each and every one 
of them. And when he waa done, he 
handed me the paper, and I saw at a 
glance that during the year 1869 my in- 
come, in the way ot profits, had been one 
th'iuaand two hundred and fif/y dolhtrs and 
forty centn. 

" Now," said he, " the thousand dollars 
is exempt by law. What you want to do 
is to go and swear this document in, and 
pay tax on the two hundred and fifty 

[While he was making this speech, his 
little boy Willie lifted a two dollar green- 
back out of his vest pocket and vanished 
with it ; and I would bet anything that if 
my stranger were to call on that little boy 
tc-morrow he would make a ll'lse return 
of his income.] 

" Do you," said I. " Do you always work 
up the 'deductions' after this fashion in 
your own case, sir?" 

" Well, I should say so! If it weren't 
for those eleven saving clauses under the 
head of 'Deductions,' I should be beg- 
gared every year, to support this hateful 
and wicked, this extortionate and tyran- 
nical government." 

This gentleman stands away up among 
the very best of the solid men of Buffalo 
—the men of moral weight, of commer- 
cial integrity, of unimpeachable social 
spotlessness— and so 1 bowed to his ex- 
amiile. I went down to the revenue office, 
and under the accusing eyes of my old 
visitor I stood up and swore to lie afer 
lie, fraud after fraud, villainy aller vil- 
lainy, till mv immortal soul was coated 
inches and inches thick with perjury and 
my self-respect was gone forever and 


But what of it ? It is nothing more 
than thousands of the highest, and rich- 
est, and proudest, and most respected, 
honored and court- tl men in America do 
every vear. And so 1 don't cjire. I am 
not ashamed. I shall simply, for the pres- 
ent, talk little and wnar hre-proot gloves, 
lest I fall into certain habits irrevocably. 

•»» ■ 

A French Komanee* 

One of those little romances of which 
the French are so fond has lately taken 
place in Paris, and is thus described : 

M. Robtrt, an immensely wealthy and 
highly accomplished gentleman, well- 
known not only lor his valuable collec- 
tion of paintings and medi;eval relics, 
but for his skill'as a designer and painter, 
hearing that <meof his tenants, a Mr. B., 
whom he had never seen, kept one of the 
most extensive manufactories of ^ fancy 
boxes and ornamental objects in France, 
called on him with a view to make his 

Entering the counting room he found a 
good natui-ed, eccentric gentleman of mid- 
dle age, who greeted him thus: 

" 1 suppose you have seen my advertise- 
ment, and have come to apply for that 
situation as a designer?" 

For a joke, M. Kobert replied that he 
had. Mr. B. supplied him with paints and 
brushes, and requested him to produce a 
design lor a casket. M. Robert soon found 
out that what Mr. B. really wanted was 
an artist who would strictly carry out his 
own ideas, and that these were pure, and 
formed on an extensive knowledge ot art. 
He soon produced a sketch which suited 
his employer to a dot. 

M. Robert very gravely engaged him- 
self, exacted good wages, and insisted on 
having several new articles of furniture 
placed in the room which was assigned 
to him. But when he was introduced 
to the work nwms, and found one hundred 
and fifty girls, many of them young and 
bcAUtiful, busily employed, and was in- 
formed that he would be required to 
supply them with designs and show the 
young ladies how they were to be car- 
ried out, the young artist began to feel 
as if he should need to be carried out 

" Working for a living," said he to him- 
self, " is not entirely devoid of attraction." 
Being an accomplished artist, he pleased 
his employer, and was delighted in beeing 
his designs in steel, silver, enamel or 
wood. He took pleasure hitherto un- 
known in seeing his work in the shop 
windows, in the budoirs of his friends. 
This workshop life was carefully con- 
cealed, nor did his employer suspect who 
he was. But he soon found a more fas- 
cinating object in the daughter of Mr. B , 
who took part in the duties of the manu- 
factory. She was remarkable in her ac- 
complishments und beauty, and M. Rob- 
ert soon found that, as rcgtirded taste and 
culture in all matters which especially in- 
terested him, he had never met with one 
like her. Step by step the pair fell in 
love, and he so ingratiated himself with 
the father that, after due deliberation, he 
consented to their union. 

Previous to the marriage the old gentle- 
man spoke of a dowry. " I shall give 
Marie 50,000 L" said he, with a little air of 
boasting. " Ah, mon garcim ?" 

"And I suppose," added M. Robert, 
gravely, " that I. too, must settle some- 
thing on my wife. Well — I will." 

This caused a peal of laughter, which 
was redoubled when the artist added : 

" And I will settle this piece of proper- 
ty, house and all, with the building ad- 
joining, on her." 

But what was their astonishment 
when he drew forth the title deeds and 

" You seem to fofget that I am your 
landlord. Isn't my name Robert'?" 

The young lady did not faint, but papa 

nearly died of astonishment and joy. 

There was a myfnoit. "ut wedding, but the 

1 bridegroom has not given up his business 

■ He declares there icmore amusement in 

I being u'seful th^u in pausing one's self, 








niE FKEK HOMESTEAD ror.urrcenc«.,t«ii. 



(From the M»okato Record.] 
Otjcctiotta t» the JLaud Bill. 

Some of the objections to tho Land Bill art 
cftiie moat frivolous character. Suice lew jkt, 
"if the bill reijuircd all the bonds to be brought 
ii, thej would support it." This otjjectiou is 
cbuHy urged by men who wanted tbeland di- 
vide 1 acion^ the Railroad c'.>uipau:e?, who 
Lnow that it the bill had bujn put in that shape 
B fcvr meij iniglit have defeated the eutire set- 
lleine .t. Tho bill r«;quires nearly ninc-teuths 
oi the bouds tube deposited with the Audi or t 
t ofore a »a;e can take place. If the other ' 
bond.' are noi brought in and ,"n«re ie no com- I 
petition among the bidaer? for land*, the Slate i 
will hart no leljitlTe proportion of the lands ! 
y-f! with whivh to pay tho lonUs; and if the ; 
J'ondi are not brought in and settled with the ; 
land*, aud the people should finally bo taxed 
to pay it then, would it nut be a hgattr br.rdon 
of taxation for the people to pay oao tenth than 
to pay the whjlc? 

Anotho. objection \9, that the land* are not 
taxable for ten years Would it hare been ! 
any belter for the people if the lands had gone i 
:o raiiroadp, exempt for five years with a mor- 
al certainty that the time "of the railroad^ 
»yula be esteniedif asked, while the p.-ople 
paid 7 percent interest oa tliedebt. The tax- 
es on the land might amount to oi e or t.vj jht 
.■ent., while thf interact is inercaiiug at tho 
rate of 7 per cent co the debt. The 7 per 
'cnt iut^'rest on the debt would bo e^usl to 61 
sent«p<»r acre on tUe !aaJ, while the lax would 
Dot exceed eight oi ton c- nn per aire. 

A Fraome.vt. 

B»m<*inber Uiy Creator now, 

VihiU on ihT falr,U'ifi:.-r"we<l brow, 

No fhock of time, or chillinn bl<iit 
lu tUkduwdark, haa tuil-.l; CH*t ; 


Bctnember thy Greater now, 

To alru who uiM'lr ilttt, rsrjf boW, 

Tlifc Lorii, Thi U>\y, %nd Diviiio, 

Who»e life WMS'>ldlo pjrc'iiue tl.lDe; 

Eememberthy Creator row, 

I.Ut ! To ilii.t v)ici! to «wi;*t and low 

■Wliiob says ; Wr.iie y.iu'h'» lal moru is bright, 
Seek thou the one ^reat rxuce orii)$h(; 

Remember thy Crf-ator npw, 

Ere liiii^'i r>Ufh hmid hii touched thy brow, 
Come, eiirly learn to seik lii« Uce, 

Itelleve bis word aud truit bi^ grace ; 

Penti'mber thy Creator now, 

' ris "iod who 9:jeak« ; then barken thoo. 
Ere sin ha* li-ft oii inPiU' rirs \)»ge, 

A record dark t> blight iu ii^e ; 


R'raerr.bertby CreatT now, 

!n lift's t?'.«d sprir.h', tl^i.' seeds wide SOW 
Oft.U II, Riidlove, «ud rigUleousiieSi, 

Hicb harvtsu Iheu thy end will blest; 

Rr-miraber thy Creator now, 
Ob' y i>ie voice that ctTn. or thou 

Sh.»!; lind, the evil days drew nlgb, 

Wncii vi'.-aiUre'i gone foi- iln^a niu«t die, 

State NewH. 
Navifjalion is open at Wiiiona. 

Mr. F. Carver has started a weeklj paper 
at Osakii. 

A Itaptiit church was organized at Water- 
town, by Elder dale, on tho 20th of March, 
when fire persona were immersed, mostly 
young men. 

The Mantorvillo Frpret' fnyf there is at 
present unusual activity among the Masons in 
that vicinity, and judges from their cheerful 
coactenanccs that they are having a iiajpy 
mixture of fun and business. 

The first car load of cotton ever received in 
Minnesota, arrived in Minneapolis on Thurs- 
day, frotn Memphis, Tenn., fo' the new Minno- 
Rpolis cotton mill, which is just going into op- 


yorty Teeth. 


Ilavo been before the public for nearij 


They have beoa sudjected to the SKVEK K3T 
TEST:5 and th'inosi Ilittfr Vnmpttiduu; they 
aloae took the TixsX Preminm at the 


J*. 13 

Alao General Agenta for 

and other First Class 


i :ii>^->Sj'»jC»iV-- 

and the 

Paris Exposition, 


Only $13. 

For Sale by 


Wiimeliajjo City 


in ex'''am»tion point ia one of tho most eom- 
h<-nsivc svmbois in the printer's whole case. 

Tliu Taiitf. 

Another e'>nvert t'j Freo Trade afid Cheap 
Gooli! A pualic scrvaiit rcpiidi.itcs Prutce- { 
liia, the Uading priucip'iaof the ptrty in puw* J 

*'* I 

V\h» is that man ? 

It is .M.jitTo.s .<. WjMCK^ox. In a letter 
th? o'her day be g'ated liia? tho Sdction of 
cjutitry ho rcprej"»t'-'d .loinandfd Froo Trade, 
and ifitiuiated t^-if hen<.<f 'rth he woitld be 
r>uti 1 in the rai.ks (pt thiiit. y,\)<> alTo:itte the 
«.:t«re!>t» cf chfir con»ttlu:;ijt''. For once — f^r 
the firjt eiine — hai this arn^'itinus mm coxe 
f'> a ifii-^e of duty, by eiir')!;i;i)» him!>elf under 
the t<t'iridi<rd ot Ignatius L)i>nne!ly, tne friend 
o: the N->rthwest and h'.r \)':'>u'.o, 

X"iw thai Mr. UiikiiiS'in hus shown his col- 
er? ot» a »ul.j^:t of vital iuipirtanca, whut will 
the St. I'aul Pre-s «ay ? Whjtt v.di t i e S:. 
htftor TriSiiine t\i<. afn-r brawliux ■•I*r'.ti:cti'«:i" 
f -r we^ks lik>*tiie myriad «>t iHhtr litilo Trib- 
unes who take Ihiir cue fr^m lh«ir puir-jn 
sjint in New Yi>ri'. ? 

V>'e af.prj-hcii 1 that Mr. A^ilkirjon will Ic 
bvandcd "'A IJoiter," us the b'dd iJuiinclly ha.-; 
bein. and th^tt by his own party, tut if he 
»h'iiild be. if is his; d Jty to (.b^'y thcgr.*:it ina- 
j rity of hi« cinstinientii, whc, to-day. are 
rryinp u'.oud for a repc il of th'i protectivt, tar- 
iff law.". 

I'liCK TnAT'j; -hou'd be th* w«}vh-W'>rd o.' 
Miuufciitian^ I — .S'f. Pit'T A'/vrrtimr. 

It is 

liui mere aro iivim^ r '\.<.-i&iua>.>uu (/■... uv.?. -.-- 
Bry full man is tempted to express himself ox- 
losively. What arc the " by-xvords," the "i^y 

Itcath of Gen. Thouia9. 
La«t week Mc n<Iay, while at the oilice hrad- 
quarfers in San Francisco, attending to bu«;i- 
D-;4S, (jeajral Geo. II. Thomas wa-i sudJenly 
I rostrated by a^poplcxy, aud ilijd a low hours 
Mter, aged nearly f.fty four years, lie was a 
Virginian, crr<iJuated at We-t Point in lfi4f>, 
fought again.'^t the Indians in Floriin, went 
through the Mexican war, was appoiuted a 
Jirigaiier ttrneral of Volantjers in I'^ftl, and 
e>mfnand»'d in many of the battles of tho He- 
ll 'jlliou. ilc wai a jrenerou:', whol^-souied man. 

Prince Pierre Honaparte, the murderer of 
Victor Noir, has been acquitted as a matter of 
eoursi.', though to aj-pea^o the pojmlar indig- 
nation, he was condemned to pay 2J,fl00 francs 
to the family of bis victim, and also to pay the 
expenses of civil suit. The Lnij)cr;>r Napoleon 
!ias rf'^ittiteJ the Prince to Itave the '■ountry. 
Ii is !h'\<l ho will come to America, wheic he 
doubtless e.Tjiccts to be lioni/od. 

Newti Items. 

Green, the famous aeronaut, ii dead. 

Mrs. Sloire lost $16,000 by Ler iSyron buok. 
S^grvcd her rigbt. 

A wc^ltliy Ualiforni^n, unknowingly, re- 
cently married his own iuter. 

A I'lovijonce man cSone for hii dauebter. ' 

between h^T three suiters, by playing "ruvin 

i;:(;">*iih ihum. U» "setup" the cards and 

itoiiher of ihcm got her. ' 

\V. f<. Lin>;le, editor of the Liifayette Cour- \ 

tVr, purcb««cd ,1 ticket for Kur-'pe via steanixT ; 

(.■•fy ot Il'iSton, but WHS detained in Xew York 

Ktid wtut i>y the City of liro'lkiyn. Jlence 

hit life is spurud for the present. | 

A Wisconsin paper kays: ''An In liar wo- 
in«n pasfed by our ofBoc tho other day witii a 
r;i:arier of vfiii.'ou and two p>ipooaeJ on her 
hark, a jnj of whiskey iu one baud, aud a wig- 
\<»a io the oth»-r. ! 

Theedit.irof tho Monona Ga-ttte. or- the 
riiiux tJity read the other day ttund fifteen 
babies in uue cir, ail sitigin^ their version of 
' Uoj'i me to ^lccp, mother." 

A humble iiiiul can never he go.)d cnonoh : il 
cia never pray iiici jgh, or hear en iu;;h, or 
mourn cnou^jh, or btlicvr enn-gh, or lave ; 
*nou^h, or fear enougli, «'r j -y eui-u'.'h. or re- 
] Mitennutib, or loathe sin enough, or be bum- 
Lie enough. 

Dr. A. Johnson, one of the most successful | 
I rfccfiiioners of hi-* time, invented what is now 
< jUed J"hus>u't Afin iyne Liiii)nr,it. '1 he ;rrMi? 
i-uocc'S o!' this nrt:L-lj in the cure of Bro:)chi!i.« 
».td ail dijit.a«es of thethri>at nnd lungs, will , 
r.iak» ttie lianas of J.h'.iSMU not Ies« fuv.'rably, 
if lesf wiJaly, known than that of Louis Is'apo- ] 
1' on. i 

The f:re-.te«t profit! of a virtuonii maaliood 
ire pai't in->ide of a man. Wh:\t i» dono chief- 
ly, is d"i:e for our tiianhood : for our con- 
Pi'ii-n??: for our h-juI. <'tud know.-* that you are 
^■oiue to live after to-day .111 J to-morrow: L? 
tse« a mad of exultation ia whii-U y.iu aro to 
r.alk: he retnenOicrs that hoistnlift yju i;p 
ruJorown you with eternal honor? in heaven; 
and herefore he takes care that ho d les not re- 
ward your tilflity prin?ipally by that which 
I uild.-i you ujt in your o'ltward life, 1 ut by ra- 
Luuucra'.ion:' that shall la.^t to all etertity. 

To Let.— There are more things "to let" 
t'jin are piHoardeJ. Heart.* i«re to l.t every 
rtay : old htarts, young hearts, s!ri''ken heartr, 
all cuiplj — all t> let. Tbere are he:!*!* to 
l^r— t'l any new tbii-.g— to ism.?. o!o»:its. and 
i*t» : heals without a tenant. Ihere are con- 
»-ieiiCe« ij let : elastic, accotauio-ating, caout- 
thoue, at five per cent, per month— sixty p-.r 
vo>ut. aycar. To let on bond and mortga,'*, 
end p"Uud of iiosh. And so it goe* trom sods 
ti sou!*; almost everytbing with its price; 
1 very thing in the market but gri.«ls. They 
are never qaoled, never at a premium, never 
Ij lot. 

The following items from the account of the [ 
theatrical shoemaker with EJwin Booth will 
|;ive soma id.ia of the styles ai:d prices in his 
branch of the business: One pair turret-top- 
ped plum olorel morocco bjots, f..r sir Giles 
l>verre:ich, $2S : one pair scarlet higbtouguud 
»'ioe», for Cardinal UicUelieu, $1? ; one pair of 
• ilk Veiicticn stioes, $12 ; one pj«ir red moroc- 
co Roman sandals, f.-r Brutus, $1(3; 01.0 pair 
King Kichard strapped shoes, long pointed 
tve, of pitiin- colored velvet, $16; one pair 
luckle-tap boots. King Charles the First style, 
p'.um-celored morocco, madr ve y high and to 
f.>ld over. $•?.^ : rne pair Mack silk velvet 
•hoe*, witb three straps, for Uamlet, $12. 

Lucius Cannon, a mail agent on the Prairie 
du t'bien birisioa of tbe Milwauk.-e t^ St. 
Paul Railway, h^is run on that road since ISd 
And has traveled 41.700 mile* a year, or 37.b,- 
.SOO roilos in ail. Yet he says that he has 
''never experienced the exciting sensation of 
tiding over the lies or off the track, aai has 
never b«en injured by accident while on the 
c^ts," Thie argues a rem*r«ably well con- 
dui'ted road, as the mail car is one of the uiost 
exposed situations on tbe train, and might 
lump quite a distance on the ties witiiout 
throwi:ig off thepasfenger ears It also shows 
how remote are the chances that a prudent 
run will meet with an accident on the car. : 
eed that injuriea almost 
i\» (»ar»'fssn»»s ^i lb»»» 



It seems giuip'e enough, bu',likea slender 
electrical rod, it often has a tremendous charge 
of lightning la it: To bo ^ure, it »/io_y be em- 
ployed to eigntfy only a mid surprise, 
ou'y au other way of saving, " Lol " 
•• Lcok 1 " This'i3 its literary function. 

But there aro living exclamation points. The 
Te _ 


gracious!" "Py George!" "Thunder:" "ZouRd?: 
••Ueaven" :" bi't vocal exilaination pcintt? If 
one were writing, he would express himself 
thus—; and if .;uito stirred uji, thus— : : and 
if furious — : : ; But when not writing, ho 
Sivears— whiohisa vocalized csclauiation point. 
Of course I ref^r to mild swcariug- white 
swearing, or coward's oathi— "By jciiiniiny :" 
•' Gracious :"" By thundr: " and su.h like 
I considi-r them "to be of e<;ual length and 
breadth with the laiMer forms of cursing 
These aro to downright rwearing vhat shin- 
p;ast»T'< are to gold and silver. men v.ho 
■^ay "Than ler!" would preVr to say "The 
ItJvii :" butf artliat may d:a'T too deep. They 
sav "By Jovc!" rimjily he;au3oth^y areafiaid 
to'say v't'.ii'. the} really ictan. 

Ihere is, among persons pf refinement and 
bono-, no difur.'uueof ojiiuion as to the practice 
of profane swearing. It d'^graied our ideas of 
Ijiod ; it corrupt? our simplic ty of mir.d in re- 
gard to holy rhi ::g; : it mi.\es the n.ort .^acred 
truths nith our moods of anger, and employs 
ihe chonue!.- «hi.:h orjly our hi:;hest sect.uients 
should ever Uic, a? icwers f ->r our most vioknt 

It is not the question whether men mean to 
in*ult sacred theu;c?. It is simply a question of 
the effect upon themselves of rcdu;-:ng tho 
highest thciucito the vulgarity and ribaldry of 
their mo!>t carclcs'S an 1 CJiTupt hoirs. Could a 
man I e true to f.-iend-hip whj habitua ly cm- 
ploved his i.i nds name as a by word of con- 
tiinpt ? Could he be true to the hou«ehold. and 
to ail the dclica'-y ct modest love, who u.-i^d his 
wife's and dau:;h e.'s names in conno: ion 
the iiiosl ribald themes ? 

A:-' little can one niaintairan honorable rever 
cnco for sa.-red things who is ac •u.-'tomed to 
cmp'oy their name? and titles a« the import of 
his un:;r;iciou.-- moods, ilen thvruselvcs 
by the plea that their bark ia uorse than -heir 
bi'e — that they mem no harm : but il ohl- should 
praniio on the saiua plea, ^*ould it not 
uarui him ? Men -ay that they are oiiiy in fun, 
and not in ecrncst; but one would hard y lam- 
poon his mother's name, or dance oa her grave, 
on tho [liot that ho was in sport. 

If genuine, outright swearing is not to ho al- 
; lowed, su-ely it is not worth one'-" while to take 
on the Fuiail couiiterl>it tiCah which abound* to 
iuch a dcgrL-e in nun's cjnvtr.-^ation. 
*• Let your comi-.iuni'.atioa I'C yea, yea, nay, 
I nay ; for'what'»'^ever is ni jrc thir. tiic.^e c^^meth 
of evil." Erottrioncejustitie- the truth cfthe.^e 
simple words.' The pet oath^.the '• i;y-wordE," 
the innumTablc nnd cwarining explctive.s with 
which men garnish tiieir couvcnation, are in 
violation of good taste, good feeling, and good 
cense. They spring from tho -amc tource that 
pr fane swe. ring doe.«, and like it, they take 
away ucli'-acy, and tiiar tiio scn^c of truth and 
justijc in exprc-sion. No gen'leinan, and uo 
young person who intend.- to be a gcntioman, 
should have anything to do with ^wearing— 
either tho o'd dame or her cubs. f>ut with tho 
whole litter: — liie-htr, in Aeir Yurk Ledytr. 



FoTsalo, orto exi hange for an improved 
farm, or unimproved laniN, in .Minnisofa, a 
splendid farm of 370 atr^s, in Green Luke 
couoty. Wisconsin, upon which there is the 
Dtit Farm //oi(»e I'li ih* County, one Tenant 
bouse, three Barns, cno GrrtnKry,. and C)'it 
buildings in aliundance. Siu-ty ncrei o/iphn- 
did Timber, \US acr<-.. under tultivii tion, *nd 
the remainder in Meidi'W and Pasture. A 

Lar^e Orcha'-d in Bearias', 
and ariT muount of siaall fruit, Shrubbery, 
Flowers. 4o. AJdrejs 


S36w4 Green Lake Co., Vii. 

Firel Firel Firel Fire! Fire! 



where all Machines of any note were in compe- 
tition ; and tbs 


at the MfN'XE.'OTA Btatb Fair of 1SC9, held 
at Rochester. Nearly 


of them aro busily working in all parts of tbe 




and to-day it; stands, in the language of tho 
Sciiutijlc American, 

"Without a Rival," 

Foremost among Family Sewing Machines, 
both iu Europe and America. 

It dofi more work than any other machine now 
in tine. It 





And UOliKS HUTTO.N HOLES all ia 
a ;-uperir:r .Miniicr. 

Making the Lock Switch 
without the hid of a shuttle, aud makes NO 
n'jIsk in WoRKI.\G. 

Mas. If. W. IIOLLEY, 
Agent at Winnebago City. 

General Agi'.ncy for South Kfst Miuneiiota,iu 
ilnidiito. Chaulks Kln>ettk, 

328yl Ayent. 




— =■ i* 

Notice is hereby fdven tti«t by rlrtn? and In pum- 
ance of ao order of licenw made on tbe 14 th day f>r 
February, l.-7'J. by the Probate Court of ParlbauU 
County, MinneS(-ta, Um- aiid(r>it.'D(d fuxrdiar of |:ila 
U W\ir Aliiert S. Weir, Lmum r. Weir, Mary E. 
Weir, and WlliiHiii J. Wtlr, will ai 11 o'clock Ui the 
foriMioon oftliey Jay of April, A. D. ImTo, al tlie frunt 
doorofthel'ost omce In WInnrbHgo Cliy. offer for 
sale at public vendue an undivble.l twonin^h* of lliose 
tracts. .f land Ijliig iu the town of WlnurbBgo Cliy, 
d-:8cribt;(! an a tract of timber land. Beginning at a 
stake '-'(' links w>utli of the .«. W. coruer of tiie N. E. 
Ill of the N. W. qr U teciion '27, thrnfe east 1C..0« 
chains, thence poutli 3.H chalin, thence weft Jr. 08 
clminv thence iiorlh 8.l,i chaiue to ptiJut of begin - 
nitig. coi.iaiiiliJKSacrcs; and the N. luilf ol the N. E. 
«lf of the N. E qr of k-clion »i, and the S. E. or of tbe 
S. E. qr ofsecUuniT, allln township 104, racgc M.— 
lermt cash. 

Dated .March 11, ISW, 

jr. A. LATIMER, 
_8S3wi Ousr dUn. 

•^^ Martin Couu'y, Slate of Minnesota 


lu the maw 
terof the Estate of Edward M. Eastman, deceased. 

X.. i-. Keeaham & Son and B. Shonmger <sc uo.«* 

Manufacturers and Importers of 


(4) Townsh;>i one hundred and four (lo4) nonh 
Uinge twenty nine (•.:9) *v»t, as the proi.criy o. b«1iI 
deceased, for casli vo pay the debts of said Edward M 

Dated this 21st day of March, A. D 



650 BrondTvay, 

} -W-A-iaEiROOI^S 




Stbawbeubies and Creau. — Who does not 
love them? Ev«ry one should have a strawber- 
ry bed. C. L. Smith, of Walnut Lake Nursery, 
will send by mail, prepaid, choice plants of 
Wilson's Albany, Crimf on Cane. Great Au.-'tin, 
Shaker, I'-., at 30 cents per dozen, or $2. 00 
i per hundred; Leni.ins's White, finest white 
! strawberry grown, 60 cents per dozen. S4.00 
I prr hundred, $25. 00 per thousand. Good 
I strong, new fuliv packed in moss, 
with lull directions how to plant aud cultivate 
them. 3tiC tf 





PnirK St5. 

) Kelts Chem'cal 

rges, ^5. 

teady fj.' ac- 
tion In :i Jt^c'ds, 
by one urn of 

the Crank, 
rms out byn- 
ing kcrosme, 
Viirii'.sh, tur- 
peiitiLe, bfU- 
zole, liC, Ac_ 

7j pounds fill- 

\vitli powerful 

; hAVtS ITS CO?T in re- 

In.'uraiite. Tlio pub'io are 



Rod and Mould-Board 





\ \ X 

EAi^lLY LAllKIEl): weigh 
eJ ; stream charged 
chemical.^ CO feet 
iluct d rates .of 
hereby cautioned again.'t purchasing Fire Kx 
til giii.-iiiers havirig our device for int-tautaiie- 
oux action, fiom imy and nil parties not duly 
authorized by u.- toact as Agents, on pain o.' 
imnifc^liiiti pro.jouiiti/n for infringtUiCnt. 

Manufa;'!urod ni'd s I! t y the 


Geo. S. Howe-*. Pres. Ens >n- Kkith, V. Pres. 

Addrtss all coMuuMiicntivr.s to 

J. C. I) A V [.SON, Secretary, 
Agof.ts wanted. 92 Washingfon St.. Chicago. 

jj'Midfor cirtubr. containing tudoiseinent 
of Chicago Fire Alar-hall and many others of 






Crokery and 


Prints, DeLaiiKs, Uleached and 

UnbleacJicd Cotton, 


Hats and Caps, Cloths, 

Also,Pugar, Tea, CoiTee. Syrup, Molr.sscs, 

Keroseneaud Machine Oil, rt heat, Oacs, Flour, 


A'arrauterl to acour in 
uardeiied by a process 

ar.3 kind of soil, and 
kuotvu ouiy to our- 

tue highest character. 



LITTELT/snVING AGE, No. i:--J7. for 
ihe week en"lin<r Mar-h 2('i(h cnlnina ludijn 
Tiieisni nn'l its Reliition to Chri'tianity, Cnr- 
li';o. Part II, by the author 01 "Dr. Antonio." 
Jcnti:?. M'lrdcr and Hurlefriucs. Memoirs of 
Oeneral Vi n Brbudt. David Govth'.s Night 
Watch. Jcrcray Taykr; besides shorlci arti- 
cles and poetry. 

li^, l.tlG c >:.tair,ed inforcsfing and rnlua- 
b'o ariic'es on ^witt. Chatterton and Farra- 
,l,iy; Femiile Inffinticiuo in India; The 
' Frcedmun's BurcEu" in tho United Stales; 
Winters in tie South; Tho bongs of the 
I M'tujod; Saiiits; Ac. Ac. 

JA. Liri»g Aye, he'ides it* usual large 
nraount of the le^t scientifio. literary, hinoric- 
al and poetical matter, i.« )jubli*hiu.L,' two new 
nnd Tcry intrrcstinjf sori:il stories. i>ne by Mrs. 
Oiiphar'tand ;he other Vy riuirh- Level. 

To i,ew ti'.b'fri'-vers.renr.tiiiij;?"^ f^rtheycar 
1870, five n'-inbcr? of lb'.'.), conli-ning the bc- 
tfiiMiing of Mrs. Olipb.inl's and Charles Le- 
ver's s^riul^-, etc., are sent jrrn/is. 

The requhir •iihscripti<;n price of this 6-t pp 
i»e.klT niajaziiie is $S a ycnr, f < r which it if 
sent hf.r of f'.ntajt ; or for ?10 anv on-* of the 
AmeVicn?! magazines is sent with The Lit- 
\{'jA-je (with.)Ut prf}.Hymcf.t of r.stn?e or 
I extra number.') for B year. Litti:i.l <t Gat, 
Ucaton, are the publishers. 

EVIL.--Prov. 22 .'<. 

Fire destroys annua'-Iy in thcUi-.itid .States, 
two hundred million dollarc* worth of proper- 
Eighty to ninety per cent, of cU fires arc 
discovered in their in-ipiency, but t'lere ore 
no un ar.s to j.ut them out. Five minutes de- 
lay, and tho steam fire cniriiifcS may not con- 
trol thein, r.nd if in seas .u to nr'est tbe 
flumes, the dumn>,'e by fl..')ding the property 
witn water is olten greater than by lire. 1 wo 
minutes with the E.\tingi>her wbcii &T^t dls- 
c.vercd, would save all. Dcby biiugs ruia. 
"Prevontiou is better ihan cure." 


Manufactured entirely of iron and etcel. 


Of the most ijiprored pattern. Also 



Manufactured from Eastern timber. 

By First-class Workmen. 

Crockery : Cui>sati(] Saucer.':, riales 
Moat Dishes, Ewers anil Busins 

Glass Lamps and Chimneys, Comet Sun Bum- 
crs and Chimneys, 

Lanterns^ Tumblers, Goblets, 




Dealers in 

Stoves. Tin 





anufactu.ers of 


and all kinds of 


A fiac assortment of 

Table and Pocket Cutlery. 

Grind-Stones .and ILmglnijs, 

Breaking and Crccsing^ 

baull Coumy Mionesotu, on tlie 16 itiy of April 

ISiO, a! leu o'clock i, M .. tlie follilwii.g lUn 


Notic • Is herebv given th «t by Tirtue of an order of 
license made 01! ilie 12ih day o Fel>.u«iy. l^io, by 
the Proome Court of ilt* cou .ty .f F«ril>..ult, St .'te of 
Minue!ioin, tlieur">erii|(n<<i CiuariliHii of '*<:ic_s-.ii >Ji 
ourb." will tell ut |.u>>lic>Ut'lioii at llie from rtoft of 
Uie Post (ittice i the town oi ei innrbjKo I'itr, Fi.r- 


rial cDiHte siiuaicil in sai J t'<.u- i> t<i w,l : The South 
Vest Quarter of Srci'.on four (4) Hiid the &uu;ti 
q'lwrtcr of grclicn hve (5) all iu town one hun^iied 
and w.. (lu2) Norihof Ilauge twenty. elghiUS) Wctt. 
Terms cash. 
I>attd March 22d I'^TO. 

834wt Ouardiao. 

15R0BATE COURT, County of Martin, State of M:n- 

*■ iie»o'a, ss. 

In the matter of the estate of John M»ar deceased. 

Oil ihi- 12 h d»y of March. 15To, uj.on reaoinit Hnd 
filing the netitiou of Archibald M''«r, of Karibiu't 
Cnuoty Minnesota, staling that John Moa.-, of Mcu.d 
City. Illlno s, died intestate on the 14tlt d;i.T ol No- 
viirbtr. 1SC2, and leaving E.-late R-al, in said County 
cf .Martin, Slate of Minnesota, and prayii g that Ax- 
chibald he appointed aduiiuisirator of th<' tt. 
tate of said deceased It is or<!eri.d ihat said ai'plica- 
tionbe heard l) me, at the < ffice of 'he Prubate 
Judiie, at his reaideiic in the t<'Vii of Na»>ivil!e. In 
the Connty of Martin, on thelCiih dav of April A I)., 
1670, at lu o cl.K^^k A. M. 

And it Is further ordered that said notice of arpll- 
cation and hcarinf; bt- i^lven b.v iiub:!.-!!!!!); u c..pj of 
this ordf r for three iiucces»Ire weeks, oi.ce In each 
week, ill the Fki.e HoMCThAn, a weekly nrw-|>ai>er 
print' d at AVinnei>!'go City, Faribault County, Miune* 
sola, prior to said bearing'. 

ay tbe Court. 


834w4 I'rotjate Judgt. 




In the matter of the Estate of Leonldas Bartletl 


Lettirs of A diiiinii>t ration on said Kstate having 
bi-eu granted to Ihe unde ii);ued on th-^Sth day of 
March 1570, notice is hereby gi\eii, that six moDihi 
from and atter said day. have Utn allowed and liuilt- 
ed tor creditors to fresent their cUin.s ngainrt Mid 
e.'>tate, for examination and nl'owance, aud that on 
2ftli day of Septeml-er. A. D . l37o, at ten o'clock A. 
M.. »\ Ihe Prvbaie Office in Blue Earth City, Farl- 
boult Couiiiy, Miimescta, the Judgp of Prcbatc of 
tKitI county, win near, examine itnd allow claim! 
•gainst the ettate of the deceased If any there be. 

Dated tills 4ili day of April A D., 1S70. 


886w3 Adminl.traior. 

jr^^r.OOTS aud SHOES madeto order and 
repairing neatly done. 2U0lf 


r. wiNsiiiP. 








Dibcvck Fire lixtIIlf;ui^he^. 

OrriCKOKExFR-'-x A Co.. Mxx;rACTCRr.Bii ofI 


R-jcaroan, Ul., M.ikch 11, IsTO. J 

J. P. VouMAN, Esy— Dear ^^ir. A few weeks 
ago' we bad occasion t-) test tbe j.rai ticiil vul- 
\X3 of tlie "iJabcock Fire Kxtinj^uis.'ier." A 
fire started in oue o! cur *ho{)i., in the upper 
part of tbo room, Lctwi-en clo-e, heavy tiuiU-rs 
an. I tlie icist iupportin^ the floor above. Tbe 
KxtintuisUer cuuie protn'tly to tl-.e rescue. 
and a lino, stead* stieaai was easily made to 
play up .n the exact locality of the fire, sub 
dueicgiiina few moments, with no serious 
lo'S, and no other ioconvcnience thr.n a little 
wetting of our luacbinery. We consider it a 
iueoess:a va'uaUe instrument for subduuig 
fires in theii iuc:piont stages. 

Yours truly, 


Is the CbcaFC&t aud Best Frotcction 


Insurance Companies reduce rates where it 
is introduced Is rhurgod with Caroonic Acid 
G:i.», tho inoft jiowcrliil extingui>ber of fire 
kn..wn. t'bur^'td in Ten .Sewond* — recharged 
iu one minute -Ithrows 40 to 6U feet. 


/^arSend for Circular. 

The NoKTHWK&TEn.s Firk Extisciisiieb Co. 

Winuebaf;o City, Minn. 

Feb. 17th, l!=f>9. 


F. W. FARrtELL, Sec'y. 
122 Waabington St., Chicago. 







Tc« Uev. Pr. Stone of San Francisco, 
r«d in Boston, last week, on California. 

'How about 
• t cunf ss 

quit* true that ha is r-o respecter of pe" 
Visitors, tspecially it young aud tender. 

Tb» following is an extract: 

fleas?' (Laughter.) Well, I mu 

that in our ^tale we have to scratch tor a liv- 

ir.g. (Laughter.) Some 0' our ladies are 

aceustoiu- d » . parody in this way 'Tha 

wicked floa. when no man pursueth. It li a 

.fonderiul stimulant to activity 

" perioos, 

preferred to oii residents. ( Lau-hter.) He is 
rather ann..ying to tho.* who like « nap .« 
ehur -h. Preachers d.vit object to him. lie is 
esp ciaily fasbi .nablc w:th us. lie is admitted 
tj the cl.^sest iDtim.CT in the best sjciefy : 
and if the ladv en whom you call tnanift'^ts 
jom. uneasiness during your interview, and 
makes demonstrations to show what tbe ciiar- 
acter of the ureasioesa is, U is accepted a* a 
part of good breeding. ( Continued laughter 

and applause.)" 

— ♦ 

EvinvTni>o useful or necessary is cheap- 
eat. Walking the most wholesome exercise: 
water the best drink: a:.d plain foDd the 
most noiri^liing and healthy diet. Even in 
knowledge, the most useful i« the easiest ac 





i-\ C. TUO.MFSON. 

Boots & Shoes 



Go to Thompson's for your Boots. 

always result 


The gsme law of Wisconsin is to 
at to prerent tLe killing of quail* 
eli^Xen* and }.*ftri'?|»i.''"i »»*,*"»•-, 

Stock always full, au J custom- 
ers can at all times be furLished 
"with anything in the Drug! 
, line. 

amended ; 

, rrs^ri* i Fr.->at S*ieet. 2d do9ra>>«T» Boc^rd oC^c. 



At Thomr son's, opposite the Collini House 
Winnebago City, Minn. 


Vriiolesale Dealers in 



No. 03 Third Street 
ST. PAUL, . . - • MINN. 


bOl tJ 


aKD must be SOLD 


A full Assortment of 

Dress Goods! 

Consisting of 

Delaiueb, ropliui. 

Tycoon Reps, 

Alnacas, Merinos, 4e. 

Together with a full Lino of 

Gingbarns, Prints, 

Tickings, Sheetingi, 


Woolens, Jeans, 

catinetiea, Cassinieres, 

Also a Large Supply of 







And all other Goods necessary to make up a 

full and complete aseortment for town 

and country trade. 


•vTiDtif* >g'» <^f^r. ^'T*'.?* ,i'C5 

J'encc-Wire, d'c. 

J- II. Welch, Wui. Wallace, Chas. Wallace. 
Winnebago Cily, .Mitjn. 
April 7th.lSC8. 





etc., &c., 

Cut to order from 
citnor I T a l I a .•« or 
A M E n I c A s marble, 
and set up in good 
taste Mr. J. M. Sul- 
livan i.* our practical de- 
figner, and all orders are 
filled iiccording to specifi- 
f-ticns. K, however, tbe 
ta^to of Mr. Sulliv.iu ia 
consulted, the designs are 
jruiiranteed to be unique. The 
work rec(>uinieiid» iihclt Or- 
ders from adictiince promptly 
at'.ended to. 

FislKT & Sullivan, 

Jure 9th, 18C9. 293 


t!i»hedi>i a Sealed Enielnpe. Pn'et 
■iix ct.tiit. 
\ L.roture on the Nature. Treatment 

Mill Uadicul Cure of i'pci inalorrlioe, or ?i oiiijkl 
Wraknt-pF. IiAolnt.laiy KnilAt'i<<n*, Frxual Ptbility 
and Iinpedimf nto to .Marriage gKni-rnllj. Nrrvou«- 
nt-rsi, C'onsuin)ilion, Kpilt-p^ )- anil Fits Mrntal iii>d 
riiibira! lucijiacily, refullinp from Stlf-Atuee. Ao. 
Hy I'.OBKUT J. CI LVKRMfcLL, M. 1)., Author of 
Ijif "Grfcn Book," Ac. 

The worlii-rcuowot^d anther. In this ndtnlrtble'.ur*-, clfiirly provrsfrini lli^ own 
tlif iiwful coi!i"tqotnre of Silf-Al U"*" lony be e ffrctu- 
iill.v r.-niovfil wUhout ni.-dicit.e. and without dan(f r- 
oui surjiicid oiieraliotis, bougies, InMnimtntt, ijn.s 
or coriliiils, jxiint ng ou' a mode of cure al oncf cer- 
tain mill ffffctuiil, by wliich fv«-ry -uffrrer, no muttrr 
wiiHt liit cii diiii'ii iiiavl.>v, m»\ lurt himself, chraplr, 
Drivmtly uiid radicallv. Tlil.< LKCTCRK 'Wlt.L. 

Sj^it under sral.toftny address, in a pUln inTel- 
ope, on the receipt of six c<-nts. or two p. stii|re ftauipn. 
AIho l»r. Culvei Weil's ".Marriage Guide," price 25 
ceuts. Addreellic I'uliliahei. 

CHAS. r. KLINE t CO.. 

127 Bowery, New York, I'nsl Office Uox 4,^=fi. 


Choice Farming Lauds. 


Winnebago City & Waseca 

l^rnvis V.' City, every day except 
Saturdays, and Wasecaevery day except Mon 

"'1 his route lies throuKh W ILTON, MINNK 

Pasnenpers by this r«>w and popular route 
will save TWKNTV MILES of travel, aid 
money, and will ride only in Ihe daytime, 
going throuKh in ONE dav. 

THOMAS OEORliE, i'roprietor. 
Nov. 18th. 1868. 264tf 

200.00O Acres of Unrivalled 



Sotitbern Minnesota Railroad Comr*n'' 

M. COXANT, - • Laud CummUaioucr» 
La Cbosse, Wi3. 

This company offers Lands of Jhe rery best 
quiiliiy. and on terms inost favorable to skt- 
tliTE. Their J.ands lie in that tnost leriile 
region, tbe southern tier of counties of Minne- 
su'a. They extend fr<>ui the Missicjippi to 
tbe U'eeicrii lioundries of the Slate, and on 
and iie'<r the tine • f this nnd other Uuilroads. 
Tbey include richest prairie lands, a beautitul 
lake country and ii«-ll limbered tores (lacts. 
The climate \f as healtly hs any in the world. 
The «f hole region is bning rapidly retiled and 
improved. Lands now held ut moderate 
prices are Sure to rise in value witb the quick 
process I'f iuiprovetnent. 

I'rice, $4 to $12. tor caxh or on cr<>dit : when 
sold on credit, one-fourth down ard t><e rcsi 
due in yearly inslalmen's, with interest ycrr- 
ly 111 advance. .All cuoiinunicatiuna shuuld 
be addressed as above. 328tf 

WinuebsRo City, 





No. Iu7 Third Street, 

St. Paul, Minnesota. 


WE have opened a shop on Blue Earth Ave- 
nue, for all kinds of blackcmitbing, wagon 
repairing, Ac, and will be found constantly on 
hand and ready to accommodate our customers. 
Attention is called to the following prices: 
Horse shoeing, per span, ----- $4.00 
New Shoe, --.-.-..- 60 

Setting Shoe, 20 

We guarantee entire satisfaction to all who 
may patroniie ns. CLOSSICK 4 SMITH. 

Winnebago City, June 23d, 1869. 




Flour frotn 
Corn, <Ssc., <&. 

No 1 wheat, Oats, 
at the lowest market 

Fresh Meat, 


It it the 


pONSTANS n0t'5E. 


H. P. COSSTAN.S, Pi'.opRir.ToB. 

This popular Hotel is entirely new, and fam- 
ished in eicellent style. 
7^9^ Ex«r.ea'. aCCOMtflWAUOUi far teaiB». [ u^. jr. #«iU>rl mvelopcA. hA>\T.f. IIOKA&U 


as good as can aijy\Tliere be 
found, aud 


One door south of the old stand 
on Blue Earth Avenue. 


Winnebago City, Jan. 19tb 1870. 325tr 


Tna Basis or Civa Societt.— Eaaays f^ Toung 

Men, OD the hooor and happlnees of McrHarc. and 

; the eviit and dansrersof O-llbacy.— iriti) •anitary help 

{ for titeatulriment of man's true poaklon to ttre Sect 







THE FREE HOMESTEAD. G. Lwef'^hrp-Wio-r ...uc a..r... 


K, A. Iiort HKIS.'*, t:i>IVOK. 


M.iiks. neativ i.riuttU, uud for »iilo »l 

Arrival and Oepartnre of Mails. 

fpecJal notioi-slD readiiK c^Iun"'*. tel Cfs.tJ prr - 

Uue f»r t!ic iirsl iofcrtuii. ai.J t>vo ctiUs |.tr loie Icr ^^ ^ j, „,.,.t_sj, l«iiVi!lCI\N AND SUUGKON. 

CMcli suUsc'iju.iit lii-trtion. M ,„,•,. -e !>i N>. -', Ni»' Blook, up M*irs. Ursi- 

A Ivertiirn.em- mCiioiMr "ue Inch ot Sl.ace, in- _|^^ ,^^,j,;^^ ,,, ^y, |^j. »,,,! Clctelaud J«l»ft Is. Wuineba- 

•ertrJ one «mk for uiii- iJolUr One col in:", one I ,,,. slum Day c ilU Htf.-udcJ from the office. 
ye»r »i«lity doJlurs. IHher advertisciueiil* ia i.r.-j>or. 

Blue tarth City, 

C P. M. 

b A. M. 


8 A. 
8 1'. 



t irvU'itv, - 

• Niitf'i ciUi If"'" his residence. 

B03Xi^eb& DIKBCTOB?. 


Ufficv (I.iys— Saturdays. 


*• l.U iil tlic shop ot 

I'Ati.VN A LKWI?, 

XI riNCll. LLMHta .M«ttCUANT. H-N2 VOOV. 

b.-low S'laalJUls, 

Mankata, MintrtoU. 


*■ WiiloaiUe «ud Retail. 

Mainkiilo, Minnesota. 

On Hla< Earth ATenuti. 

i<ati^faction guarauUed. 

»■ One du«r soulh uf lUMfc" i'«ce, 
i!i#Trl Manknto, Minnesota. 

•^' dJmKt i.. Crot-kery »..-d Cilii*swiire. 
Mankai.j, .>l:>i> 

Frui'i f . 



\ttnrr.p.v anil Counjolor til I.iiw in WinnebH- 
rw f'ty, .Minn , will rtttoml to i-rolc.-sional 
husin-j".' througbout the State. 174 ti 


The c"mnTviioa« brirt dwelling of 0. P. Chu'.b. 
in KHTiiiOi't , lias bien opor.el t • tlie tr»Teli!i;i puHic. 
unilai^iplf iicci>nuii.i.l:'t:n...'- are i-nw nffrrrd to aW who 
may wish to avail themseivrs vf it.-- ho.-piMl ii<-' 



Uluo Earth City, 


Waseca— Tuesday, Tlinrivliiy, Sulurday. - 7 P. M. 

' AlbVrl l.ea— Mciiila.*, Wtductday, Eiiday, 7 P. .M. 

I T.-iih.xseii— MuiiUay, Eriday, - - 7 P. M. 

i Jnckson— i'uirsday, . 11 A. M. 

WiisecR— Monday. We<lne?duy, Friday, - 
I Alb-.rt Lea— Tn =day, Thui sii,iy, .Suluniay, 
' Tinha-bfji— Tuesday, Saturday 
I JacksoK — Friday, 

TolnsureniHlling maMer, Itsliould be la the office 
' half au hour btitora tlLparlure timt.. 

7 A. M. 
7 A. .M. 
6 A. M. 
1 P. M. 

Church Directory. 

Mkthopipt. — aervices every Pabbath moming, in 
the UapitJl Ciiurth, at iO/'M n'cliKk. 

Ke/. J. C. OOWAN, Pnstor. 

Keport of tite StjpervUurs dI lUc I'own 

of WInitcbajjo City, County ol I'ari- 

bault, ana .«»talo »i Minnesota, 

lor the >ear IH7U. 


F M Pierce, services aj AisuJsor, 
1) T (iootlwin, Town Clerk, 
t 11 llutcliins, Towu ticrl:, 

" '• IkCveiiueSUinpi, 

A Latimer, Supervisor, 
S S Wiltsey, " 
J A Latiiuor, " 

.. •• Making Town Rcportlast 

J A Latimer, Moderator at Town Mect- 

inj; last spring, 
E Ilasye, Jwdgo oi clactiMH last cpriog, 
De La Vi.r;;ue, " " " 

(icorg.; Totter, Clerk, " last fall, 
F r Hiirl.nv, " 
Geo. A Wfir, Surveying, 
G K Mouitnn, use of Town Ilall, 
E A liotchkiss, printing, 















Piorctdiif;** of the Hoard oTCouuty 

CummihiiluuerM, at the ftlkrcU 

Seaftioii— March 24, I8TO. 

Board met and crrganized. Member? preient, 
A. R. More, W.J. Robinson, H..I. Neal, J. A. 

Moved and carried that the petition of W. T. 
Deline, S. Hs!veri>oD and othert, for the altera- 
tion of Sjhool Uistri.;t No. 46 be reeeivod and 

L,aiiii Traiiafers. 

a. CCbaicand R Taft, to N Chadbctrrntr. 
Warrant/ Deed of lots 1 and 2 bl'k it& Uluo 
Karib Cvj. Couitiduratiou. $2t>6 

Stephen Sherlock to D Fa^an, \f D of lota S 
and 4 b.'k 16 Winnebitgo C»ty. $76 

C Elliot to .7 S Latibier, Q C ll of north welt 
fraotional i fee 30 i 164 R 28. $250 

E J Uendrick t» M J Carpenter, W I> of lot- 
10, 11. J2, and 13 bl'k 14 in Winoebago i 
C'ty. Also lot* 5 and d in bl'k 6 Easioua j 
adilitioit to VViuuebugo city. $S00 j 

the County Auditor be instruotad to notify 

the Clerk ol said District of the next meeting | D F Chase to D L Clement* W D of e< nti S i 

, of theCounty Board. I ^]l2t^l\u Woolery W D of lofi^tn 

1 00 On reading the petition of Thomas Lewis, ^^,^ ^ Youngs addition to Dhia Earth Cfty 

! J B. Henjum and others residing in School $7& ', 

J 'f District No. 82, it was moved and carried that J W Fisbcr to C Ring W D of »wi Bwi P 10 I 
1 t, the .S.ecial Tux of .aid District te abated far jJ^^Jf^^Jf; ,„ „„.„ j„,,„,,„ w D ol ,.i ' 

2 00 I its illegality. 

- ^'^ ' On motion, the personal property tax of M. 

A Strong, asscbscd in the town of Blue Karth 

City, was corrected. 
Board adjourned to 9 o'clock A. u. 

6 00 : 
5 00 I 
5 00 

(94 75 






Maakatti, Minnesota. 


" • visiuiia, Crockery, Ulafs and W.K.dcn VVari;. 
2'j;vl .Maiika:o, .Miiuufsuia. 


'^ 9tabUiii; cuuuectcd. 

Mankato, .Minnesota. 

G.n. Woalton. WmncbagroCity, ^linn.. 

.\C.i;NT For KMtlliMt.T COINTY, The American l-ultoii-Hole. Uw: -^ fii^ui? «n«l 
■«.-«inif M.'cirm.'. Thr firil and only Huf.>ii-H"le , 
Making: and .<rK>n;.r Machim- ciunbiiicd, '.n llie worjd. 
It i;.jes r..<>rc work liian any olher machine evr-rin- 
vented. '.JC3tf 

The Town Trca.'urer has made no report to 

Cosioar.r.ATios4Li»T.—S<rvl-cH every Sabbath morn ; the Suporvi.-ors. His books show that there is 

Ing, In the Ulgh School building, at H>:8ii o'clock. i Jq his hamis 5*25 23 

Ittv. J. D. TODO, Pasto.. \ ^,„„unt vufcd at In^t Town Meeting, 400 00 

r.Mcs.— Prayer Meciine, Wednesday evenings, in I Making the whole sum thiit will ])rob- 

the napiisi Church, at 7 c'cliick. j* nliTv bo in the bands of the Town 

Sul.oath Miooleverv Sunday mornhig, Immedlan- ; Xie'asurer by the first of July 

next, 5^26 23 

ly aflrr i>reiich!ug. 

Second Day. Members present, A. R. More, 
\V. J. Robinson, II. J. Neal, J. A. Latimer, J. 

On motion, the report of the Committee .ip. 
pointed to examine the location of a highway 
from the towu of Wolla, in tho County of Fari- 

Frairie Cres lit up ihe b'jriZ'>n last night. 

„ , ., »4Kn r\n . bault, as referred to in an order of appoint- 

>Var BountT Bonds unpaid, f450 OO ' 

., Probable interest on the above bond?, 50 00 "I'-'it. to wit : The petition known as the Sea- 

• — ' • i ton and I'avno petition, be accepted and the 

Rev. E. A. itone, will visit this city in Kay MaUiug in all yet due on tho bond3, $500 00 : commitiee discharged. 

or June. 


and BUckioiithiog, 


Mankato, Minnrsnta. 



tary PuOUo. 
297yl Mankalo, Minn. 


^ ers of Clears aud Tobacco. 

2a7y 1 

Mankfto, Minn. 


Attorney <f- Counselor at Laic, 

Ki t.iry PuV>lic nnd C»n veyaneer. 
Particular attention paid to tho Col- 

Uetiun of Deliti mid /''i^i/iful <>/ 7'iit.j. 
WinuBbago City, .Minn., Aug. 30, 1^G8 

Go to the Drug Store for your Stationery. 
None but firtt i-lat* kept. w2 

I ,^ 

*" ilralrr in Dry (j>jods. 
'iV'yl Mankal", Minn. 




The town of Verona yesterday voted to 
build aS-lOO bridge over Elm Creek. 

A four h'lr-e stnge is ni>w run between this 
place and Wells. The cars are coming. 
->♦-• — 

FicniiATiVE. — A saloon keeper remarked thfl 
other day, that it took all the profits of whi»- 

Thc indebtedness of the Town for the 
current expenses of tho last year, 
and yet uup^iid. 

Probable umnunt due the Town Treas- 
urer la- receiving, keeping and 
paying out the Town monies. 

S5 75 

10 00 

Keeps cjiistani ly cm hand a cjmpUle assortmrut of | 

key to pay for the lead pencils used in charg 

'' in^ Agrriii aud Notary Public. 


Mai:kato. M'nn. 

^ W. V. it. .Moore, Proprietor. 

Front St., .Maukatu, .Miuu. 

D'tE»Y* BR«».^*ri'RM?H NO IIor:»i;, MANKA- 
r.» M'.iJi. Euniiiu e and ('!;;, Uil CI 'IhS 
find I'urtiiin?, Tuble Clmlii xiid .Mirmrs, \>iiid«w 
SbadfS Mild M.itiresse». I'iC. ore Frames Hlid .Ma!^, 
Cord auU T»s»els. Areata tor the t'unvalitd Wash- 
er. tJilt 

MILl.l ^ FUY tici'l'S, 

And hundred! of .lollar's worth of wor.-teds, beinjr the 
tip«t fuU lin«? slock cf Zephyr Worsted ever brought 
into Winiie'ia^o C ty. 

New MtKi Fa-diionabie G.jods reci ived by express 
every week. Siore oo .Main St., ne.nly opposite the 
CoUios House. 8i4-tf 

ing tho accounts. 


C. S. KIMBALL, Pbopkietob. 

Mr. Ilu'sel. a residetit of N i.«liville, Martin 
County, tiled recently nt the advane.-d ag« of 
ninety three yeari. He was a loeaiber of the 
Methodist church for frventy years. 

Making the whole indebtedness of the 

Town, 5595 75 

Probable Balance in the hands of the 
To vfu Treasurer on or before the 
first of Ju'.y, 1S:0, 1229 4S 


A. LATlMFll. V SupcrTisors. 


Towu Meeting la Winiiebagn. 

A lively time. A tart pie. Well baked on 
tho bottom, B flaky net work covcriig, but 
tart. Thj entire ticket — reported else\rhcre 
was elected, except Asse.-sur. lion. J. A. Lat- 

.Miller was aubstifaJed. The Democrats cast 

••■ * Jeweler. Dealer iu Watches, Clo.ks, Jewelry 
and Silver- Ware. 

'iVfif Mankafo, Minn. 

Rep«lring neatly executed and warranted. 

•'•• p.-iet .r. lUvin;; reluiiiUied throUvhoiit the 
above well known hnu^e, .be pripr'ttor :i-k:' a Cj':- 
tlt.uaure of Pu'dic pa'ionaiff. (iio! 'Lble i-Ct'oin- 
mudationa are Cuouected with Uie ht^uae. Charirts 
Widerate. 5W"'l' 

Sowing Whkat.— Mr. John Hart, of Guth- 
rie, comui'-'nced S'jwing wheat with two teams, 

Uht .M'liJtiy,— Apr;! 4th. At Iciist a djzen eleven votes, and supported for tho re.-pective 
Sti'gcs leave this Hotel Mondays and Thur!"- uther larmcfs will sow wheiit this week. {offices, L. Dudley, Goo. A. Weir. E. (I. Col- 

Liy.-torthe neaiest I'.aijio;.!! siation, aud _ — "^^ " " - i lins ; D. Weir; N. Oliger ; W. Stauffer ; D_ 

Wnir. P. llartman : S. Richardson, li. J. 


has rrreived lii.H c>iiii>!ele .sTuck f.f Anitric-in 
aid Imported Watches, CI cks and JvWrlry. itrpiiir 
inn warranted a.s r.-|.reiM:Llcd. Front Strret, oppo- 
site the CUrua House. Mankato .Miuu, 

l'>ai!iu;>d station, aud — .-♦-^ 

Tti'esduj.'aiKl SatiirdiO." for the Wet. The Disfict School iu thi.< village will com 

A .i?o.Mi Livery is coiin.u-tel v.-ilh the Hotel, j^, Monlar, April,.. ,. -n .• . . m 
at. 1 there are ample accommoualions tor team- i '"''"'^'' " '"'^*' "'" ' "' ' Davlm. The greattntarest was on tho ques- 
,ters. 2l2tf ' llth, under the instruction of Miss Ella Miner ^ ,j^^ ^jLjp^^^g ^,^p^ License, and out of a 
— in t^c upper r j')m. and .Miss Jennie Spencer ^^^^^ ^.^^^ ^^^ j^,.^ sixty-four were in f;.vor of 

I) ^''^TEMAN. M. 1^., P''V-;'^''„';^. *i',;V?^;'J- in lift lower ro-.m. License, and cigbty-*ix opposed. Six d. clin- j 

•- • geo... W ill attend lo Calls prmui'lij , 111 ^>it'ne- , ^ | > k j ir j 

bairn CUvand ?uiTi>andii.g Ci.un'ry. Dr. N. has had i : inq: to vote on the iiuestion at all :— a n. ajorily i 

twenty vea,', e.M.riu-.cei:.locil.t'eTuiaI. and ho,- Notemaa A Co., proprietors of the '-Wood- ' . ,, , r, • 

. ;,». -"-.:,.. .. I .j.i .-liM.i.i- .-f n Hvir'eliio In- I . . ..... ,. ,.- ii . i-»_ „r I "' twenty twORlTHniSt the SUlO Ol licuor 10 i 

pirai ( r.iciic.-. atniiaiciy i.aa cii.ft.' iia Myt,.ei,ii. II. i„„j ^j,i)<:" ^ro sclline an excellent quality of 1 •' ° 

siitute r.r llie tre U i:. nt of cMronio di-eaS'.». II«- H ? , ,_ „ • , I Winnebaco Ci!V. 

thciefjre prepare I to ireat Catarrh. Bionchiiis. flour, and the ro;)i:tat:on of the^'8 mills is al- i' •' I 

^:^t;.^:^ru:^ <^»;:K Sh^rS rea ly enviable. Another nin of stone wii: 

Hands and fi->. N -rvous Uebility. C >:.\ Eh.-, Ft vkk p.jt jn goon, to meet the wants of customers 

Winter Goods! 


Largest Stock 

Ever bronght into Faribault coantj it now i» 
the store of 


TL« Latest Stylo of 

Paisley Sba^rls, 

Large-line Double Shawls aud Cloak* 

Cassimere Delains, 

Belgian Delains, 

Rep Delains^ 

India Clothr 


Wool Poplin, 

Chincliilla PopiHlo, 
Krrffle Skirts ami Boulevard Skirts, 

may now be found at this store. 

In addition to the above mentioned article* 
ol tliC present most la."<hiu"able i-att«-''"ns, J ol* 
will always Cud .it the Faril ault county 


A well selected asEortmcnt of 


,„ , „ . ,„„ .v., X. ... from the "Odessa Skirt Company," wbicb ar« 

town road on sections 16 and 9 in town 102, i j^^^,^ ^ j.^^^^ ^^ Andrew Knox Q C D e* .^tj msurpa«scd by any other Hoop Skirt in nte/ 
range 24, as may be inconsistent with tho lay- j S4 T 104 P. 26. SlOO • a* regards Di:rability, Comt'o.t and Style, 

ing out of said County road. Said petition , Fred Hnvilaiid to John A Uyncs W D of I'wi | ^jjj ^j^y ^ i^rge stock of 

was ordered to be receiTtd. and a Comm-ttee i . 1S\. "' ^ , 'aTc^? n t> .«i,-, n u' n",Lr ^ • t» i it 

C F Henderson to A'fiea P Rockwell W \> ol niTk<^ovif.a ]*nrlv liaiTlS 

of Messrs. Latimer, More and Robinson were ' i,,j s 32 T 104 R 24. $S2G.6G UrlOCeilfS, X Ui tv, a.J»ixic», 

appointed to view said road and report to the j Taura (ioodnow to E B H<ndrick W D of lot «»«/■<•»«—«» 

. . .,, n - 1 6 b''k 24 in •VinnebaKo Citv. S200 BUTXaK, 

next stsssion of tho Board. _ '^ ,. ,, . . r u ,"• _ _ w n «< 

- , Geo. K, Mouiton to Isaac H l,onw8y W U ol 

On motion, voted to postpone any further ac- j^,^ 6 7 8 and 9 in bl'k 67 aud lot S bl'k \l Lai'd, A\ heat, Coi'D, 

tion on the petition of L C. Seaton and Payne Jn Winnebago City. f25C j 

- "- * " POTATOES. 

Onions, Flour, Meal, etc., Sat, 


rocJiery, Glassware, 


On reading the petition of C. S. Dunbar, Eli 

Bwi sue 29 and nwf nwi S 23 T 102 B 26, 

J Easlon to Julius Paschka W cf lot 3 

bl'k 12 E istou's addition to Winnebago City 

E E War-en ro M.iry E Gates W D of uei S , 

22 T 102 K 24. §700 ' 

II M Huntington to J S Latimer Q C D of ni 

nwi S30T 104 R 23. $6^ 

John Warrick to S C Leland W D of lot 2 blk 

2 Wells. ^l^fJ 

C W Thompson to S C Le'and W D of lot 13 

hl'U 2 in Welis. §100 

C VV Thompson to Chaso W D of lot 14 bl'k 2 

Wells. $10« 

F Deudon to Adelbert Buckner W D of lots 1 

and 2 bl'k 29 and lots 4 and 5 bl'k 21 Win- 

r.fabiigo Oity. $70 

C 11 Jentdns to Wra E Hyatt W D of nj nwj 

and Bt'i nwi S 24 I 103 V 24. 

Gilbi-rf Snrgent to Silas M. Haws W D cf t\ 

lot.« 9 and 10 bl'k 4" lilue Earth City. $135 

Judd, J. E. Viing, and others, to liiy out and | James H ' nut to Caleb Pierce W D of 2;i<res 

establish a County road commencing at the sec- 1 '" ""i ofswi "' "'i =^ '^ '\^^} ^,^7' /'-; 

.,,.,■,, . ^, „„ A WB.attio Petr Quack^ubuch W D tf sei 

tion stake at the north-east corner of sec. i-,\ i s 10 C 103 K 28 f2(J0 

in town 103, range 2!, and running thence | Stephen Neal to A J Crose W D of wj sei S 5 

south, following the section line as near as ' T 104 R 24 f^^K 

..,,.. , . .ft, ,,,,, „„ , i,,i I Stephen Neal toJiimes M Watts W D wj fctt 

practicable, through towns 103, 102, and 101, ' ^^^ ^^^ p^ o.j_ jjoy 

range 24, ending at the south-east corner of I j^^j^g |vi Watts to Stephen N^al W D wi »ei 

sec. 32, ia T. 101, R. 21, at the State Line. b j T 104 R 24, $320 

Also, to alter ao much of the north and noiith ! Jainc« Kelley to C Whelan W D of nei S 32 T 

i03 R 2a. SoOO 

er declining' to serve, the tiame of John N. | ^^^j., ^^^ Committee appointed to view the road \ C W Th. wpson Enos E Warren W D of lot 23 

11 J f • .1 .-,• p r. c n.„i„. v i bl'k 10 m Wells. $100 

called for in the petition of C, S. Dunbar, L. ^ ^, ,i^.„^^^^,„, ^^ l T Sawyer W D of nwJ 

32 T 104 R 24 


E. Judd, and others", report to the Board at its 
next pession. I ommittee to mee' at Payne's, 
and view said road on the 27th of June. 

Resolved that to ai-seesed valuation of G. AV i found its way to our o£5ce. I» ia crow.lcd 

Whallon on lots 6 and 7, block 75, be abated with figures, and is to the World, what tho 

A copy of the '-World" almanac for 1S70 has 


Tribune almanac is to the Tiibuue. 

25 per cent. 

Afternoon Session. On motion, the nama of 
the towu of Cobb was changed to Cla.'k. 

.Moved, that the petition of John AmJerson, 1 deuce of Mr. T. II. Webb 

J. B. Beaumont and other.', for the change of a ■ ♦ • 

certain State road running from Bluo Earth i A negro parson in tho West, preaching 

BoAnoiNG lIorsE. — There are now good ac- ^ 
eonimodations for a few boarders at tho reci- Lam^^iJ LailtemS, 

S3Jtf. i -^ 

Macliiiie and Kerosencf 

Q W. MLBPUY 4C0., 

Dealers in 




Tartieular attention paid to Ma<ic Or^lers. 

(jinEiJKi. it liiioTiiiai. 

wholesale and ret.iil dealers in 


Leather Find:ng<», Shoemakers' Tools, etc. 
From Street, 
Opposite thrt Post Office, .Manknto, Minn. 

SoHf-.-, a::.l all Bl->od an"! ."-Vi.i l)isea-es, witli a ?Ul- 
ce>s far in «d-ani e uf the or liiiary ptiv>iv.'i:in w.ho has 
I eM r ii;;i'l- a scecl.iliiy of this cia?3 ot disease-. 

All ro"iiiiun cations confldeiiiial. Cun>ultaion 
free ORic- at Dr. Fu. Uy s Diug S'ore. Ilt-idei ce 
thir I hou e south uf Kiuiball's Hotel. OI£ce days, 
Friday, u( each week. H'O^ 



'P.>«i'i:v. — Ha I Scipio dust drink ? 

."^tU'I '.- 

1 1 

• I lust." lti,h.,rd IIT. 

iLJ \s) V tiA A 1 'J XL 

Ktstanr<fvt and Stihinn. 

Oppo»ite the COLLINS UOC!-'E, Wiiiii-ba,to City. 

>*• iut'.'*, Li'jiiois aud (.'iimi-*. 

Curacca, Old, arid liabana. 

Fre-h Oysters served in ev^ery stylo, and 
for fixlv by the Can or ki-^^. 

Gentlemen, T hcrp good Liquors. 

Winrubago City, Feb. 23, IS70. 330tf 

In Verona, Wurrtn Potter wa» elected as 

' chairman of the ^oard of Rnpervisors, and 

Jiiuies My-rs, and Mr. Grc-cn for si<le .'^upir- 

I visor;:. D. li. AVLiiing, lor cUik, Elisha 

Rhodes, for Assessor, and Ira Smith for Trcits 

arer. | 

-^- I 

lion, Alex. Uainsey our ibaiiks for a i 

I copy of the Iltport of the Special Comnii"- 
( -ionerKof the Revenue ujion tiie Industry, ^ 
Trade. CofKroerce, etc., of the I'nited States ; 
I fur the yer.r 1S69, from which we shall make 
! frequent extracts. 

The path-masters arc, for 

l^if.rict No. 1, A. .A Ilanlingtwn. 

" " 2, J. Clubauga 

" " 3, D, LMthrof, 

" " 4, E. FrackUa. 

,, , , , . , 1 II T -v 1 azaini' tho li'\e of luonev, concluded h's ser- ■ _ ^ .-»■,. t 

City to.Vankato, be granted, and H. J. Neal, J^^^^^ ^^^,.^^. „^^^ ^^^_^jj^^ hiethren. you ; Oil, SuSTRF BucketS and 

Joseph Ciaggett, and W. J. Robinson, were ^^.i ju.jgj, ^j,,, (jn^ thinks of money by the | '" 




of all sizes, and many styles. 

Cuttle are stiil to run at large— as hirge as ' 
tV.ey please in this town, but woo to the delud- j 

el creature which steps into Verona. Sheep appointed a Committea to view said road and class of people he gives it t.. 

and hogs are restrained by State law, or doubt- ^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ,^^ .g^j^ ^j^^ ^j. ^j^,.^.j, , 

less droves oi them would soon be populacicg j n^^„,,.gj .^at J. A. Latimer let tho keeping j WAR EI ED. 

the arcets. of John Bailey, pauper, to the lonest bidde:-, "' "^ ^ 

.\t\ etTort was made to establish two free fer 

ries on lh«> Blue Earth River, but the rroposi- , , . 

' ' ! consideration 

tion wns voted down by « large majority. 

LOVE— PIPER.— At Woodland MiiU, in 
his comfort aud good usage beimg taken into the town of Winuehago City, Minn., March 29, 

1S70, by ii. £. Hannun, Esq., Mr. Da.viEL 
LovK, and Mis= M.\Ry Piii.ii. 

Lcvc in lovo with a Piper, a Piper ia love 
with Love; may Love be rewarded with little i 

1.1st of Letters 

I Remaining in the Po-'t 035v.'c at V>"irnebajio 
p . , I City, April 1st, l.'^70, which, if unoa led for 




M ir. ifa'-tuitr .'ind D.jKi in 

of every variety. 
(liltMoiiltlings kept on Hand 



Aft«»r car^f"! invostigafion by competent 
jud};t-, it b't beeti fully "'id fairly decided 
that tbb besi { to purchase 




i HATS and GAPS, 

SpErlAT. ^CHOoI, .JitSIlTINQ. — A 

School Maeting b.^s bc'-'n called in this — 7th — ; 

District, to be held at the school houso next 

Friday, — April 7th at 7i o'clock P. M., to de 

cida whether religioiifi .services shall or shall Bare, Mrs. ."^lartha 

not be held in tho school hou.-e. ' ""'"'•^'^s- -^li't''" 

•AnJerFon, Nilj 

Bare, Mrs. ."^lar 

Burrows. MiUo 

Chapiniiu, Win. 

,. ,, I. . ... , . . .. ooi Deiji-u.-h, Ed'Nard 

Mavor Moulton or U lunebagn, is in his ?2d .. " ■,. ... , 

, Lvcritt, ( narks 

year, and his iiopularity increases with hi« aj^e. , Forsyth. Win. 

Ai wc write, he is the center ot a group on the ' Fuller, Miss Mary 

Garney, E. il. 

before .May 1st, will be sent to thu Dead Let- 
ter Ulhcc. 
Abbott, .Mary E. 

(Jritro.i, Rev. J. 

I street, discussing some ((ucstion of jjivil or re 

! ligii>U8 liberty, with ail tho earnestness of : Hughes, 11. L. 

' mi'lJlu age, uniteil with the crowded cxperi- Hart. Boll 

i-noe of years. 

Halversoii, IIe!gi» 3 

Ma^lors, EphrUim 
Nelson, Andrev' ■ 
Neal, Sabrie 
Potter, T. A. 
I'laiitz, .lohii 
Piyiie, Nan'-y 
Peitit, Thomas 
Phillip.s Frank 0. 
Swingdorf, Fre Icrick 
Spaulding, William 
Stevenson, Jas. F. 
iSchcoldraft, (Cordelia 
Shuart, H. W. 
\\'ilsoii, Geo. 3 

*■ 0,000. 



Arc prepared to store 


On reasonnble terms. 

Apply atlliggin's store building. Front street 
Maukuto. They also keep the cele- 



Mr. E. Franklin imorms us bis child, 
who'jd death we reccrJed last week, was rot 
smothered, but died from tUa etlect ot fits. 
J^QO'Py and SHOES Thof«ther was first awakened by tho moaning 

I of the child, which lived three hours after be 
discovered its illness. This .'to'v of ein'.<tber- 
ing, Im another illustration of how much a sto- 
ry loses by being repented. 

Laughtenbiier, John 2Whee!er, Tho's W. 
Lan;.', Nicholas 2 Whitman, tico. 

La Du.-e, (i. W. Wilson, T. F. 

-M rry, Joh.i AVail. U'l:). II 

McGort'ttu, Daniel Wai^ouer, Speujer 


.Moved, that the liquor licenst as submitted 1 
in a petition of the citizens of Blue Earth City, 
to the County Commis.-ioners, asking that they ; 
grant no more liquor license, be submitted to a 
vote of said town at the next town meeting, and , 
if a majority of votes are cast against granting 
license, the Board of County Commissioners , 
shall grant no further license in said town, and > 
the County Auditor shall grant no liccnso until ! 
tho voto shall be taken. 

Resolved, that the petitian cf citizens of Blue ■• 
Earth City, and the resolutions thereon, bo , 
published in the two papers in said town. | 

On motion. Resolved, that Mr. Raymond 
have charge of Frederick Mead, Jr , at SI 50 i 
per week, until such time as he can be other- llcinze's crackers are good for Dyspepsia 
wi-e disposed of, and H. J. Neal be iiislruotcd For sale iu Winnebago, 
to proem e a guardian for said child as soon as 

G. K. Moulton, of the firm of M0ULTO>^ 
, .,,•., .1 V , V A DLUDO.V. hnsju.-t returned Irom NEW 

Love, though v.ith great love he love the, y^.j^^ Ci'IY, where be took particular time 


Winneliago Citv, Minnesota. 

E. G. 4 A. P. COLLINS, Proj.ii.jtors. 
Excellent accommodatiuus, a '"i charges mod- 

Stages leave this House for all poin's. 2>!7 

Excellent flour at Rieuardson's. 

\ to find tho best hou.^es, aud to purchase at 

i the bottom of tho market, and confideiitiy be- 
I iievp« be has secured tlio Lc.-l .yaaisiies of 
\ goods, and at the most reasouabla Lgurea, 
i and 


! Is now oficrsd at 

■ a small advance on the original cost. Call 

and examine for your^elvcs. 

Truly Y^ouis, 


No. 8 cook-.'toves fur"ished complete for $2 1 
at the Hardware Store in Winnebago City. 
• -* 

Fri'it AMD SuAne TnnES. — C. L. Smiih, of 
Walnut LaKo, is offering forsnie, IdO.iiOO ?^;ift 
Maple, or iiJvei leaved. and li'O.OOO V, hiicEiin 

price list and directions for planting and care 

and ia f«c> any kind of oo Js, aro at the Store 

R. M. Wilson^ 

Second door South of the Post Office, 
where more Goods can be had fur u'-c dollar 
thun any other 


in Faribault County. 


ptT N. W. Sargent. 

Winnebago City, Jan. 19th IS70. 325tf 

U. Webb has fitted up and opened au 




(ATTORNEY AND COrXSFLOR AT LAW. Where will always be found FKESH BREAD, 

242if Blue Earth City. Minn. PIES, 

CAKES, and 



I. o. IvlE ID, - Tzs-rr.e'.o: 

Billiard tables aro connected with the bouse, 
and there L:g:od stabling on the premises. 

Teachcr't) Mxamlnatioii. 


En. FitF.B lIoMKsTKAi>. — Tbo ftilowirg ' 

loarheri examined at Vrinnebngo City last 

Wednesday inid Thursday, passed a ^iry sat- ' 

Bio Feet. -The Minneapolis Tribune says i isfactory examination, and receivid certifi- i 

that a shoe dealer of that city recently re j cates of the same, as follows : | 

ceived an order tor a pair of boots for a Nor- Second gr.ul.i, .Mcssr.". M. E. Miner and C. ' 

wegLm laborei. at Kokato station, on the St. . H. Potter; .Misses Jennia Wsthersll, Mary' 

Paul i Pacific road, which ho was unable t • ' Stanton, Alice Colion, Emma Rhodes, and 


On motion, th(» penalty of Charles Ilolgate 
on his personal property tax ia the towu of 
Winnebago City, be abated. 

On motion. Resolved, that the printing of the ; Y^^t'! ^i t^'^m S3 to fly per thousand. 3 f, 20 
tax list be let at ten cents per description, and inches high. Hi^lop, Transcendant, Siberian, 
the County Auditor is hereby instructed to lot Duchess ol Olden!. irsr, nnd other burly apple 

., „ . ... . ,v-ii- n f. . . ■ iroes, 25 ccntseavh. Everybody ahou'd send for 

the County printing to i» illiams iX Stevens, ol ' ■' •' 

the Bluo Earth City /V#.'. o( tr"« 

On .Motion, the vote to postpotie any act'on ! 306 tf 

on ihe road petition of L. C. Seaton, Wm. 0. ) ♦^'~ 

Payne and nhers. until tho Committee report- . '"'"^ Ai.KnED -Tii.fMVso.N 

' g ad to say that the t\ hoeler <S » iison 

ed of the petition of C. L. Dunbar and E. E. Machine furni^h.d some months ago answcfs 

J add, was rescinded. extremely well, and is liked Letter and better 

On motion, the road petition of L. C. Seaton \ '^« longer it i.s u-ed 
and Wm. ". Payne was granted. 

Moved that the salary of the County Super 




Walnut Lalic, Minn. 

Horses to Kl at all hours, day or night. Horses 
S*-!! or exchan^i?. 

Cash pai.l for oats, corn and hay. Oals, corn, hay 
Isle of Wight) i.>i and s' at re:ison«b!e ra.cs. 
• & Wilson .^ewin" ^^'^'^^ W'"'""^^J'*e° <^''y '^^*«^'' ^^''^ Stable in that 


Winnebago City, Dec. 8, 1»69, 


fill, as tho ineisuie wi.« i5 incbe.« in length, by Emma Forbei<. 

McMalull & Beebo, 

Dealers la 


Dimensions, J^i.lini:, Flooring, Lath, 
aiul Sliiiii;lt'S. 


We make a Specialty of SASH, DOOR? snd MOULD- 
INGS. »l»o WOODEN EAVEGf TTHtS at low flg 
urcs. ' Otfi'-e un Van Brunt's Additivu, .South end 
ut Front Street. 

Man halo, Mmn. 


12 inches across the felah ot the foot. Thu 
dealer is negotiating for a contract. Winne 
bago City leather dealers, N. B. 

PrRriTASE AT Home. — All those who have 
; painting to do, will lind it to be for their inter- 
est to pur:n;ise the material at tho Drug Store. 
I am deteruiineJ not to be undersold by riihcr 
Mankato, Wa-eca or Wells dealers. I ke;'p 
nothing but first class material which i.- al'-vays 
the cheapest to buy. ''Ijuick sales and small 
profits" is my motto. 

w2 C. J. FARLEY. 

Tt,ird Giale, .blisses Serretlio Bassett, Ma- ; 
ria Woodruff, and Frances Woodruff. 

The attendance was very small, owing to ' 
t'le almost inipassibie condition of the roads. 
I Lopo that my estimate of occh one's ability 
will be sustained in the practical m^ntigument 
of tho ichuols under their charge. 

County .'?uperintfcLdcnt. 

Cual iu VVliiiivbaffff i Ity. 

RouLKTT. PoTrna Co , Pa , 
.March 23d, 1S70. 

B nc Earth City 


The foIioT. ing Town Officers were elected 
yesterday, in Nashville, Martin County. 

For ^upervUora, Samuel Bacon, Chairman. 
Oliver H.Sperry, Xhi-irias Day. For CIrrk, 

inteudcnt of Schools be fixed at four hundred 
dollars a year. 

Vjted that R. W. Richards be Count f Super- 
intendent for th*" term of two years. 

Ordered that the County .\uditor be instruct- 
ed to let 25 acres of breaking on the Poor Farm 
j to the lowest bidder, said breaking to be done 
! iu the month of June. 

I Jlovcd that the valuation of G. W. Whallon 
I on his personal property be reduced to two 
I thousand dollars. 

On reading the petition of CI a?. K'ng, ask- 
ing to be set oflf fiom School District No. 81 
with the adjoining district. No. 5. 

Said petition was granted for the following 
reasons: Tho school house in District No 5 

ExPF.Rir.NTiA Dot ET. — Ycs surely experi- 
ence teachis those who use Dr. Morse'*; Indian ! 
Root Pills that it is betler to take a ir.cdiiine i 
upon the first syn(i>toni« of disease, that will i 
surety restore hcnith, thun to wait until tho \ 
complaint has become chroiiic, Urctlic.'^o piiis 
in all cosef of liillicjusness, Indigestion, Jitad- ; 
ache, Livet tri'ifipluinl, Female Irregularities, i 
Ac. G'.'tthe Oui>!ttt AlLTan.if from your store- j 
keeper. It coiifjins much u«eitil iiiJorination ' 
for the invalid and con; iilesceiif. If y-.u lire 
ailin.-, use Dr. Morse's Indian Root I'llis, and ' 
you will find of great vjlue. Sold by ■ 
all Dealer.". o33wS I 

Notice — 

^ancw prepared to give Lessons on the 

Terms made known on application. 

326lf Winnebago City. 

E. A. HoTCHKiss : 

Dear Sir : — Enclosed find two to up- ' being three quarters of a milo nearer than in 

ply on tho lloMK.sTKAD. I District No. 31, the change being made as fol- ^^„, ^^^^^ ^-^^.^ ^ p^,^^ ^^^ talented gen- 

I have my mind strongly fixed on opening a lows, to witrThe South half of the south-west llenian oftbf medical profession conceived the 

coa' bed near Winnebago City, and intend to 1 quarter of section 10, also the south-we.n quar- '<1«^« t^^*' '• be eo-ild rroi'.uce » nic;J!.i;ic of 
rauko a trial. I know you have coa, there 

" spleii'lid si.» Iv l>v IJol.ert Liiile, first dii.-r sojlh of 

M>'ad» Hotel, Blue Earth Cily. Kefe euces, 

L?wi9. WaJiiul Lake, and P. C. Seeley, Blue Eartll 

ouy. »"y» 

; , , , ^ . r •• 111 . univcr.-al application and i.xir:iorJiniiry m rit 

,. „ ,, , Jter of the south-east quarter of section Id, towu ^„. „,.ke ,{ k,,.,^„ ^c could not only enrich 

James B-ttomloy. /or frca^urer, Thomas and I want to know the thickness -jf it, 10.?, range 28. himscll and ecci.pc the drud-cry of a Physi- 

DodJ. for ,4»»eM(jr. Thjm*s K. Bnttomlcy. j Yours tr\i!y, I On motion, tho assessment of W. T. Blv, on 'i:'"'' '''''. *^'<t "l"'' ^-'-efit the si>.k in a j^rcal- 

for/u^fKr. Hiram Moorman. For Constable, \ LAROY LYMAN. j lots 12 and 13 Youngs' Addition to Blue Earth «r measure tbati by his private practice. He 

I i«i.o **..,* g, ttierefure co suited with ti:e best Phyn<;ians be 

Geo. McGowan. It was 
•hou.d be restrained. 

voted that cattlo 



Has constantly onhaid Clocks, W.-»tchc.«, Jew- 
elry, .Silver-ware, ilold Pens. Musical Itisirn- 
nients, .*c. Repairing done with dispatcJ 
and warranted. 23Sti 



Will also keep for sale, 


Lc.viB CvRiosiTiKs. — In January there 
Were two new mouus, and, while Februnry i:aj 
Dot ttvcn one new moon, March had two. This 

was owing to tbo form of our arbitrary calen- 
dar, but the like ot it has tmt occurred for at 
least forty years. If the night ott.» loth of 
thistt"utbis clear, the moon nill bo worth 
I'loking at, as it wiil then be full while at the 
perigee ot its orbit (ihe point in i's orbit near- 
est the earth). So apparent size wiil be 
the largest it oan ever get. This Conjunction 
cannot happen oltener than once i>< 20 yeurk, 
aud lo |iertect a conjuiu-tton w.ll uut bappuu 
again in several eeiituria.<.^£x. 

Mr. Ly 31 an is a Ceoin^'.<;, his had lirge City, was ordered abated JO per cent. 
e.xj.«rie:ice in the opening of new co :1 mines. I Moved, that the financial report and thcpro- 
in Pennsylvania, and in other States. Ijai vj» ' ccedings of Commis.-ioners be published in tho 
ited this iooality several times, and vre have , four papers in the county, at ;?25 each, 
the utmost confidence la his judgment regard- Resolved, that tha county stationery bo let 
ing thi locality of coal formations. i to the lowest bidder, and the County Auditor is 

— ♦-• hereby instructed to receive proposals for the 

Town Caucus. 

Mr. J. U. Welch, Chaiiman of the Town 
(j'entral Commit eo called the caucus to ordor. 




Agent and Conveyancer. 

Tajre* Paid r'or yon-retidentt, 







BltJt Earth n«r. Mlo.1 £«f»tf , Winnebago Ci'y, Jaa, 13. Ifm. -itj 

Personal. — J. A. 1 uiierfiild, the popular 
and widely known Mu'io Dire-jfor, has just 
written a new song and chorus, Sweet Ethel 
May, which stands at the head of all this au- 
thor's compositions. The beauty of it4 con 
•truction, and the exq'ii.^ite sweetness of its 
melody, make it a perfect musical gem. 

It needs no other reccmmendatioii than the _ 

announcement that it is the best The public are hereby ussured, throagh the 
•ong tiy the popular author of M' hen you aud columiisol the Frke Uomkstead, that /^artun* 
I were young, Magg'e. I Puryatiie /'i7/» eontaiu no injurios* piir.ciple> 

A copy nailed free teany address on receiit ! but that they may bd administered to children ; 
of 35 cents. rubluLeJ by F. W. Martia.. A^'t ; and the most weak and shuttered coi.stiiutiou( 
Cbicagi. 111. • in sas'I J:ic!. witb grta! ?«-rt«'.it.' cf mcvse. 

and nominated Thomas George lor chairman. J 
A. A. Huntington was cho.«en for Secretary, j 
when the following nominations were made: ' 

For Superciiort, J, H. Welch, Chairman 1 
James Cnya and Frank Duncanson. For \ 
Cl'rk, E. H. H uchins. For Treaiurtr, Dan- 
iel Lossing. For Attemor, J. A. Lutinier. For 
J-i»tici», E. II. Hutchins, and S. S. IViltiey. 
For C</M*lableM, D. Fagan, aud D. Latlirop. 

Central Committee lor the ensuing year, 
E. A. Uoichkiss, Chairman, J. A. Latimer, 
and J, il. Welch. i 


tould find, and the rtsuit was the production 
of the Judsoii'r Moui.tuin i c-rb Pills, a fa- 
mous and most successf'i! medicine. Ho lie- 
gan in a vcrv email wuy lo make the .Mo-.m- 
thin Herb Pil's. known by a IvBrtising them 
an<l such was the value of iii.a Pills in a 
lew years he had not only emaKsed a fortune, 
out had that rare satislaction for a rich man, 
of having relieved the eick, and benefited his 
! fellow men in every part of tho coun ry, as 
! thousands of grea'fiil testimonials can j rove. 
' The Jud.-on's Mountain Herb Pills have cured 
I Dyspepsia, Liver Couij.liint, Feniale Irrcjju- 
I Inritie.', and nil billious disorders. This little 


On motion, adjourned to June 30, 1870. 


County Auditor. 

■ ♦ ■ sketch serves both to adorn a tale and point a 

The Technologist — The "econd number miral. Dr. Jud^on's Pills wore meritorious 
nf this journal has reaohed us and is fully up ' ana tte doctor himself new the value <>f prin- 
to the promi.-es h Id out by the first. It con ter's ink. Sold by all Dealers 333w8 

tains a very fine full page engraving, on tiut 

Winnebago City' & Jackson 


Leaves Winnebago City e»ery Fri.lay at 3 
o'clmk p. rn.,!ind arrives at Jackson at ft 
o'clock p. m, every Saturday. 

Leaves Jackson every MondijyntG o'clocSr' a. 
m., and arrives at W'intiebiifro Cily ut 9 
o'eloi k a. m. every Tiiesilay, making close 
connection nitii the Mankato sta;.'e 
Passenger." liy this route pass Ihrotigb W«. 

vcrly, llorricon. May, and VVainul gtove, aud 

ride only in the day-time. 

W.Gl'ANT. Proprietor. 
Winnebago City, July 14th. 1S69. 2a«tf 

' VICK^ 


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An Ho;H'>t Atl ill i lustration. 

The vi^or with whioh llu- admiristra- 
tion is pur>M>i»!:; tht' invi'^titjations into 
the f: ail. Is and p.-ciilalioiis «>t C.>llector 
Bailcv ot New York, is acMitiotml evi 
.kMice of tl>.> Ttcl th>il tlie pkdijos of the 
l{ennl>lic;vn p.irty in respt-ct to honestv 
•inti uJorm in the ciinUict of national 
affairs ar»- hcius? taithfully, honorably and 
emphatically carritd out. _ 

When Genital Grant was inauB;urated 
Frosident, corruption was the rule, hon- 
esty the exception, intl;c ditlerent depart- 
ments and hurf-aua of the government. 
The most thoughtful men of the country 
hid tor months well nigh despaired of the 
republic; the most intelPgent friends ol 
freedom and America in the Old World 
had feared that, though we had success- 
fully met and put down a gigantic rebel- 
lion, the ship of state, rotten as it ap- 
peared to l>e, might founder in a calm. 
Tliis despair and this fear were not the 
mere creatures of imagination, or of the 
croaking i-pirit. The integrity of the 
b,>dv politic was not doubted. The sacn- 
tices the pi-ople had just made, the noble 
p;4triotism the men and women of the 
Imd had just shown in ten thousand 
WrtV.S were' proof positive as to the ele- 
vated spirit and true notiility ot the bcKly 
politic at large. Uut the greatness and 
honor of the people were in marked con- 
tra^ with the littleness and corruption 
of the < mce-holdiiig set. The nation was 
srlnrious ; the government was a burning 

pli ATTIC 

Kvry candid parson must agree that 
we do not exaiT -aerate the ills of govern- 
ment whieli prevailed during the closing 
monih.i of Andrew Johnson's administra- 
tion. From the Executive Mansion to 
the at cross roads there was 
fawnin.?, there was pecula' ion— fraud, 
briber V, St ealin 17, corruption reeking ev- 
•" " ■ ' on "-- '^- -'-"- 

The Fifteenth AniendmeuU 

The formal proclamation of the fact 
that the Fifteenth Amendment has been 
a.lopted has not yet been issued, but on 
ihe 15th ot March the President addressttl 
the following message to the Senate : 

" I transmit a report from the Secretary 
of State in answer to a resolution of the 
Senate of the 3d instant asking to be in- 
formed what States have ratitied the Fit- 
teenth Amendment to the Constitution of 
tlie United States, b» far as official notice 
thereof has been transmitted to tho De- 
partment of State, and that information 
from time to time may be communicated 
to that body as soon as praetiaible ot such 
ratificatii>n hereafter by any State. 

The communication Irom Secretarj' 
Fi'*h to which reference is here made, 
gives the following States as having rati- 
fied the amendment : ,,. . . „ 

"North Carolina, West \ irginia, Mas- 
sachusetts. Wisconsin, Maine, Louisiana, 
Michigan, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, 
Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, 
Indiana, New York. New Hampshire, 
Nevada. Vermont, Virginia, Texas. Ala- 
bama, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio Georgia 
Iowa. Kansas, Minnesota, Rhode Island 
and Nebraska." . ^ , 

This settles the (luestion of the power 
of New York to withdraw its ratfication. 
The official decision is that the assumption 
of the Democratic Legislature is illegal 
and Y0\±— Chicago Journal. March ^l. 
■ ■ * 

An Auspicious Omen. 

erywhere. Tiie raids on the Treasury 
were perpetual, but this was not the worst 
phase of the gh)omy situation. Corrup 
tion w;iS honored. ' Notoriously corrupt 
women distributed the offices of the gov- 
ernment and the bribes of the fortunate, 
in broad day light, and men of rcput;Uum, 
so tar from scorning the lascivious favor- 
ites ot the Chief nsecutive.dld what they 
could to give them power and honors. 
Tue most corrupt " ring.V were pohtically 
omnip..t--nt. They contro led every 
branch of government. Tneir ramihca- 
tionsixtendcdail over the country, an.l 
their etlecl in demoralizing politics was 
gnat, and most unfortunately becoming 
greater. It is not to be doubled that the 
irov.mment could not have endured the 
ills of the era of which we speak a year 
longer. It would have fallen to pieces of 
its own corruption. 

How ditlerent the situation to-day 
There are 'h'.S'.' who dispute the states- 
manship of President Grant, but these are 
not among the m.»st thoughtful men of 
the country. Th re are those who corn- 
plain over the distrilmtion of the pviblic 
patr.mage, but these are mostly those who 
have a personal grievance and a biased 
iud'^ment. The integrity of the President 
"is b yond di-pute ex-ept by those who 
would dispute against the sun. Every 
char.'-o of want of integrity against him 
ha-s fallen to the ground. The shrewdest 
men of Wall street we e interested in di:- 
t\min.' him. The most rigid scrutiny jus 
lifles him, an.l leaves them little it any 
better than felons in the popular beliet. 
And this well-grounded confident in the 
President's honesty isnotonly worth inil- 
li..ns to the people of the country in the 
prevention of stealings, but it is worth 
•ven more in the trust in free institutions 
that it restorer to the minds of thoughtful 
men c.ervwhcre. If we think about 
wiiat it has done, is doing, and will surely 
do in the future, we cannot h'lp conclud- 
ing that the unciucstioiiable integrity of 
President ( irant is of no less value to the 
country now than was his surpassing mili- 
tary iienius, through whose comprehensive 
plin.s and lenicious and sublime pluck, 
the great rebellion went to pieces, and the 
repuldic was saved.— GAic/f^/o Pott, March 
22. ^ ^ ^ 

The Ri'puljlicaa Party. 

TnofSK who have been fearful that pos- 
miu'ht be some truth in the 

When President Grant took the oath 
of offi-e, at his inauguration, he held the 
open Bible in his hand, and at the mo- 
ment he was sworn he touched his lips to 
the 12lst Psalm. The Bible was prt-sented 
to Mrs. Grant on the following day by 
Chief-Justice Chase, accompanied by the 
following letter: 

W.\sniNOTON, March 5, 1869. 
Devr M.vo.\m: My friend. Col. Par- 
sons, the Marshal of the Supreme Court, 
will place in your hands the Bible on 
which your honored husband took the 
oath of office yesterday. His lips pressed 
the 121st Psalm. 

The book will, I am sure, be to you a 
precious memorial of an auspicious day; 
destined, I hope, to be ever associated in 
American remembrance with the per- 
fected restoration of peace and with tlie 
renewal and increase of prosperity 
throughout the country. 

With earnest desires that the aspira- 
tions of the Psalmist may be lulfilled to 
you, to him, and to our whole people, 1 
remain, very faithfully, yours^ 

Mrs. President Grant. 

tween experimental philosophy and natu- 
ral philosophy," said a schoolmistress, not 
long since, to one of the most fortcard of 
her pupils "Why, miss," replied the 
girl, "experimental philosophy is our 
asking you to give us a half-holiday, and 
natural philosophy is your saying, ' Don't 
you wish you may get itv' " 

" Ticket, sir," said a railroad conductor, 
pas.sing through one of the trains, the 
other day, to a passenger. "My face is 
my ticket," replied the other, a little 
vexed. "Indeed!" said the conductor, 
rolling back his wristband, and display- 
ing a most formidable bunch of lives. 
" Well, my orders are to punch all tickets 
passing over this road." 

A M.\ss.\rHucETTs paper says: "One 
of the (pieerest passages ever put in a 
town report may be found in that of the 
last annual of the Greenfield Selectmen. 
They announce that the town farm and 
almshouse ' have be«n carried on the past 
year to our reasonable satisfaction. Espe- 
cially the almshouse, at which there has 
been an unusual amount of sickness and 
three deaths.' " 

At an examination one day in school 
the teacher punished a boy for bad gram- 
mar, and immediately after re(iue9ted him 
to call another boy, whereupon he shout- 
ed at the top of his voice : " A commim 
substantive of the masculine gender sit- 
ting perched on an eminence in an angry 
mood wishes to articulate a few sentences 
to you at the present tense." 

The first line of a hymn givwn out at a 
praver meeting so excited the curiosity 
of a little girrthat on returning home 
she asked for an explanation ; the hne as 
she heard it was : 

'• Mike Kimes a bird and Ion? have been." 
A patient ingenuity and an old hymn- 
book solved the mystery. The original 
of the above translation was: 

" My crimes a burden long hare been." 

ALii Gone uut Onr. 

Cfone all ilie dream.* of early youth- 
Like morning'!« vanished ray; 

Ala*! that what we deem is truth 
Stiouid cTur fade away I 


pibly there 

Copperhead pretense that the Ilepublican 
i.arty is on the decline and destined to an 
early downf,ill, will find a studvof the re- 
cent exciting contest in New Hampshire, 
with its favorable result, a profitable 
source of enctmragement. Notwithstand- 
ing tlic triple alliance of the Democracy, 
•uid the so-called Labor Reformers and 
Temperance men, in opposition to the 
Kepiiblican ticket, the Republicans have 
carried the State (officers by a larger iiia- 
iority than could have been reasonably 
expected, ami a gwdly majority in the 
Legislature. . , , 

Governor Stearns' majontv for re-elec- 
tion is not less than l,3t»U,and the Uepub- 
liean majority in the Legislature, which 
will have to elect a United States Senator 
is i.ot less than filty. It was as hard 
fou-'ht a political battle as has ever been 
waged in the State, and the result sur- 
prises the Republicans themselves, wh.^ 
with a three-sided oppositi<»n to contend 
with, by n*» means felt confident of vie- 

^Tiiis only dimonstrates that the people, 
not .»nly of New Hampshire, but ot the 
whide country, continue to have conti- 
dencc in the oVganization and principles 
of the party wiiich has rescued the Gov- 
ernment fr.nn the hands of the nation 8 
enemies, and saved the Republic from the 
peril of dissolution and destruction at the 
hands of th.-it Slave Power, which was 
the strength of the Democrat c party 
while It hid any strength to boast of. 

The Repuljlican party has steadily ad- 
hered to and faithfully carried out its 
principles and policv, and nev. r departed 
therefr-.^.m, in the Executive oftice nor in 
C.>n"ress, from the very first d.iy that the 
administration ».f the government has 
been c<»nfined to its representatives. This 
toeintf a fact, and tiic reckhssness and un- 
irustworthiness of the "Democracy hav 
ing become proverbial, the patriotism and 
intelligence of the people are a sufficient 
guarantee that Republican ascendency 
will be miiintiined. The contest now is, 
and hereafter always will be, as hereto- it alwavs had been, between the rot- 
ten, treacherous and dangerous Democrat- 
ic partv on the one han ', and patriotism, 
the intelligence and the virtuous and pro- 
gres.<ive elements of the country, on the 
(Sther. Tuesday's result in New Hamp- 
shire has proved that most ot the people 
understand this, and that not even the se- 
ductive cries of " labor relorm" and tem- 
perance" cui mislead a sutBcient number 
ot Republic uis into a pursuit of i;7nt"i-/.«<«t 
to throw power into Democratic hands. 
The triumph in New Hampshire is mere 
ly an example of how similar a>ntests 
would at this time resnlt in other States. 

The g»»d old Republimn party of free- 
dom. ju>ticc. and the national integrity, 
which has in the pa.-Hl won so many a glo- 
rious victory for progress, right and the 
national well b in*, has as strong a hold 
upon the confideneo of the people, and is 
as vigorous and powerful, to-day, as at any 
previous day or year of its existence. This 
being so. the country, with its peace and 
its great interests is entirely sjife for years 
to come.- Chicago Journal, March \0. 

A W-vTcn- WORD.— Tick. 
Noisy Infantry.— Babes in arms. 
A Leg.\l Notice.— a lawyer's sign. 
The best bread man is a baker. 
Agricultural Mending. — Potato 
New Name For Weaniro Babies.— 

Bottle imps. 

How to get a foot-hold.— Take a boot- 

Hush Money— The price of the family 


PuospERiTy makes friends; adversity 
tries them. 

A THORN in the bush is worth two in 
the hand. 

Missouri girls are always sweet— they 
are Mo.-lasses. 

How TO Cure a CoLD.-First catch 
your cold ; then proceed as with bacon. 

Y'ouNO folks grow most when iri love.— 
It increases their sighs wonderfully. 

The newest definition of " evergreen 
is " a man who does not learn by exper- 

ence." . , ., , 

A GOOD man provides for his children. 
A policy in the Washington Life is one 
way to do it. 

M\KE yourself a good man, and then 
you may be sure that there is one less ras- 
cal in the world. 

The kind of locksmithing that can be in the shortest possible tim'i— Mak- 
ing a bolt tor the door. 

A Portland club has the following 
question proposed for discussion: Can 
a big man ache harder than a little man .' 

If you want a policeman it's ten to one 
you won't find him; but if Jo" f^« \ '^^"^ 
i\^ ii'» fi hundred to one he iciil find y 

(.;one all ihe friend? whom once I knew. 

Companions of my prime ; 
1 little ihonjiht sucli friendships true 

Could perish ere their time I 

Gore: Gone! Except one— one that eUows 
How constancy endears ; 

Mv faithful watch ! It never goes- 
it hadn't gone for years ; 

A L.u>Y occupying a room, letter B, at 
a hotel in New York, wrote on the slate 
as follows. "Wake letter B at 7 ; and if 
letter B says * Let her be,' don't let her be, 
nor let letter B be, because if you let letter 
B be, letter B will be unable to let her 

house to Mr. B . who is to call at 

half-past 10." The porter, a much better 
bootblack than orthographist, after study- 
ing the al)Ove all night, did not know 
whether to wake letter B or to " let her 

two raw eggs ; fill the halved whites with 
some of this forcemeat, ; lay the remainder 
at the bottom of a dish, and arrange the 
stuffed eggs upon it ; put into an oven, 
and when nicely browned, serve. 

A roRRKsroNDBNT of thc Country Gen- 
tleman says : " I have invented a process 
to reduce the draft of mowing machines 
one third. It is done thus: Take off the 
seat and leave it at the barn, and walk 
behind your mowing machine. It re- 
quires a little more care to watch for 
stumps, &c., but it psys welWn the better 
condition of one's horses. The traction 
of a low-wheeled heavy machine, ob- 
structed by wet grass and keeping up the 
motion of the kniven, is vastly increased 
by putting on to it an additional weight 
of 150 to 200 pounds I am sorry to say 
the idea cannot be applied to reapers, 
where the treadle is aeeded to be kept m 
constant use." 

Preserving Htacinth Bulbs.— Those 
of our readers who have been growing 
hyacinths in pots in the house, will find 
that by following thc subjoined directions, 
they can use their bulbs for forcing again 
next autumn. Bulbs grown in glasses 
over water, howev(!r, may be thrown 
away, as they are past renovation : ' As 
soon as the flower« wither, take the bulb 
out of the earth in which it has bloomed, 
wash it and the roots clean, and lay it on 
the lid of a hamper, or on clean straw. In 
an airy, shaded, but dry place. Turn the 
bulb frecjuently, and when the roots and 
leaves, «kc., have dried up, trim them ofl, 
remove loose scales and ripe offsets, and 
when the bulb is perfectly dry, lay it by 
in a drawer, closet or basket until the fol 
lowing autumn. Bv this method the ex- 
haustion of the bulb, after flowering, is 
saved."— ifeartA and Home. 

A WRITER in an exchange paper advo- 
cates planting an o<!casion&l hill in every 
corn field late, or talking pains to replant 
the missing hills, and gives the following 
reason for it : If th(! weather beconaes dry 
during the filling time, the silk and tassel 
both become dry aid dead. In this con- 
dition, if it should become seasonable, the 
silk revives and renews its growth, but the 
tassel does not recover. Then, for want 
of pollen, the new iilk is unable to fill the 
office for which i; was designed. '^^'^ 

$80 00; single numbers, 85 cent*. For every cinb 
of twenty enbscrlljers an additional copy will be 
rumished grat\*. 


pollen from the replanted corn is then 
ready to supply the silk, and the filling is 
completed. He sayn nearly all the abortive 
ears, so common in all corn crops, is 
caused by want of pollen, and that he has 
known ears to double their eize in this 
second filling. 


him it's a hundred to one he ici'.l una y«u. 

The Washington Life Insurance Com- 
pany is one of the strongest .safest, most 
successful, and best managed corporations 
in New York. 

Fontenelle thus daintily compares 
women and clocks: The latter serve to 
point out the hours, the tormer to make us 
forget them. 


If I were pnnlshca 
For every pun I shed. 
1 conld not And a puny shed 
To hide my punii^hed head. 
The word state spelled backward is 
etat>,: but it is not safe, as a regular thing, 
to undertake to learn French simply by 
going back on your English. 

Nfver throw a stone at any one until 
you have louked to sec whether there is a 
•'_:_.i ,™ K..i,;nri nr von mav have to pay 

in the 

window behind, or you may 

rather dearly for your revenge. 
Why is a lawyer the most ill-used man 

in our social system? Because, though 

he may drive his own c.irriage, he must 

draw the conveyances of other people. 
" Why did Joseph's brethren put him 

in a pit •'" aoked a Buffalo Sunday-school 

teacher. And the reply he got was. " 

cause there was no room 

family circle." 
An affiicted hu.sband was returning 

from the funeral of his wife when a 
friend asked him bow he was. Well 
said he pathetically. " I think I feel better 
for that little walk." 

The agent for a patent coffin says in 
his circular: "Undertakers who have 
used it pronounce it a perteet success, and 
we ask Vou to try it, free of charge, and 
judge for yourself." 

Never quarrel with your wife, as yon 
will only have to make it up, and pay for 
the rcctmciliation in the shape of a season 
ticket at the opera, a trip to the springs, 
a silk dress, or a cashmere shawl. 

"Well, Bridget, if I engage you. I 
shall want you to stay at home whenever 
I w sh to go out." " Well, ma'am, I have 
io (Objections," said Bridget ' PJ^vidin, 
you do the same when I wish to go out. 
At a teachers' institute at the East, re 
cently, a ladv teacher was given the word 
haSous to spell and define, and did it 
in this style: " H-a-z, ^az, a-r-d, ard, 
e double-s, es«, hazardess-a female haz- 

Never be ashamed to do a kind action 
to any one under any circumstances. 

No i-erson ever got stung by hornets 
who kept aw:iy from whure they were. 
It is so with bad habits. 

The Educational Gazette says that cel- 
ery, used daily as a salad, will cure ner- 
vousness. It is also good, says the same 
authority, for palpitation of thc heart. 

A CORRESPONDENT of the Country Gen- 
tleman, advises, in the case of a broken 
horn on a cow, that it be left alone and 
thought nothing of, and says it will get 
wellby this treatment. 

The eggs of the currant worm and 
borer are generally deposited in and 
around tiie old sulks and dead branches 
of the currant bush. These should be all 
cut away and burned early in the season. 
Would you be exempt from uneasi- 
ness, do nothing you know or suspect to 
be wrong ; and if you want to enjoy the 
purest i)leasure, do everything m your 
power that you are convinced is right. 

A GOOD MAN and a wise man may at 
times be angry with the world, at times 
urieved for it ; but be sure no man was 
ever discontented with the world who did 
his duty in it. 

TivuTS— Lemon butter is excellent for 
tarts. It is made as follows : One pound 
of pulverized white sugar, whites of six 
eg"-s and yolks of two, three lemons, in- 
cluding grated rind and juice. Cook 
twenty minutes over a slow fire, stirring 
all the while. 

Te\ Biscuit.— Six potatoes boiled and 
grated in half a milk-pan of fiour One 
tablespoon of salt, three tumblers of mi te, 
two ounces of butter, warmed in the milk, 
one cupofveast. Beat the whites of three 
eggs to a froth, and put in before knead- 
ing. Mix not quite as stiff as bread- 
dough, and put to rise. 

Ikon rust is removed by salt mixed with 
lemon juice. Mildew, by dipping in sour 
buttermilk and laying in the sun. Ink 
sUins may be sometimes taken out by 
smearing with hot tallow, left on when 
the stained article goes to the wash. 
Freezing will take out old fruit stains, 
and scalding with boiling water will re- 
move those that have never been through 

the wash. . , r n • 

The liund Bejixter gives the following 
raethml of breaking the habit of kicking 
in milch cows: "Have a good short 
whip, and at the first kick give one smart 
blow ; commence milking again and strike 
once, hard, immediately at\er each kick. 
The theory is that by this process the 
cow soon learns to connect the effect with 
thc cause, and to avoid thc former by quit- 
ting the latter." 

Old ribbons will look quite renewed if 
washed in cool suds made of fine soap 
and iro»ed when damp. Cover the rib- 
bon with a clean cloth and pass the iron 
over that. If you wish to stiffen the 
ribbon, dip it, while drying, into gum 
arable water. White silk gloves wash 
well, and should be dried on the hands. 
Never dampen bonnet ribbon and iron it 
wet— it makes it stiff as \ioxn.— Rural 
Register. . ... 

A M \terial wh ich can be pressed into 
the form of combs, buttons, knife handles, 
Ac, may be made from leather scraps by 
cutting them into small pieces and keep- 
ing them for several days in chloride of 
sulphur ; in this way they become hard 
and brittle. After being washed they are 
dried, ground to powder and mixed with 
glue, or a solution of gutn arable, or any 
other adhesive substance, when the mix- 
ture is ready lor the moulds.— Kxchnnge. 
M. ZiUREK calls attention, in Dingier' a 

Joke on Barnnm, 

Quietly passed from earth last week, at 
his residence in this city, one Pat Mul |n. 
Though possessed nf many virtues, AliJllm 
was chiefly dear to fame as the man whom 
Barnum paid for his "turn" atTom Hig- 
ginson's barber shop under the ParK 
Hotel. The story is well known, but it 
should be repeated once more in honor ot 
the d«ad and in justice to the living. One 
day, a few years ago, Barnum rushed into 
Higginson's shop for a shave and found 
Pat Mullin, the deceased, just taking his 
seat for the same operation. Barnum at 
once proposed to Pat to exchange turns, 
offering to pay Pat's Bill. Pat, with the 
quick wit of an Idshman. assented. Bar- 
num got his shhve. told Higginson to 
charge Pat's bill ' o him. and went on his 
way rejoicing. When Pat's turn came he 
deliberately proceeded to take a bath, a 
Bhave and a "shampoo," and woundup 
bv having bis hair curled and his whiskers 
d ved W hen all was done he politely told 
Hisginson to "Charge it to the boss, 
and departed. Barnum nflerward paid 
the bill, and thought the joke was worth 
the money.-iV«« York Globe. 

Thk Phrenological Journal and Pack- 
ard't Monthly have been consolidated. Among 
the rich contents of the April number are: 
Bio"'raphlcal Sketch of Thomas H. Selby, Mayor 
of San Francisco, with portrait; Mtntal Requisites 
of the Artist ; Philosophy of Faith ; Henry Bergb, 
the philanthropist, with portrait; The Double 
Adoptlon-a domestic sketch; Life In China, with 
illustrations; The Dust in the Air ; Phreno-Mag- 
netism; The Art of Bngraviiiff ; Nathan C. Ely, 
Pres. Farmer's Club, with portrait ; Capital vs. La- 
bor- S. 8 Packard, with portrait ; The Governors 
of New York; What Makes a Good Writer; The 
Modesty of Genius ; The Swordflsh, illustrated ; 
Prayer and Phrenology, etc. Price 30cts.,or |3 
• year. S. R. WiiLa, Pnbliaher, 389 Broadway, 
New York. 

The Mammolli Bakery of C. L. Wood- 
mau A. Co., CUlcaKO. 

One of the things for which we of the country 
oHen suffer, is a supply of fresh, wholesome crack- 
ers We can always get what are called crackers, 
but too often they are drled-up, worm eaten things, 
unfit to be placed on any table. The fault is not 
always with our dealers ; They are often unable to 
get a good article at reasonable rates. But there 
need be no such excuse hereafter, for we see by 
thc Chicago papers that C. L. Woodman & Co., 
tJO and -Mi East Kinzie street, have so perfected 
the machinery of their mammoth bakery that they 
now turn out Avehundrfd barrels ol crat kers aaiiy, 
which are shipped to nearly every State and lern- 
torv Mr W. wa;* formerly the manaeing partner 
of the celebrated firm of Dake & Woodman, and has 
not only maintained, but increased its reputation, 
and now produces the best crackers made in tbc 
country, at prices a-i low as those paid for inferior 
article/. Every grocer should keep a t;"PPly« af><l 
pSi^ers should use no other kind. When Ihe^e 
celebrated crackers cost no more, it Is as well to 
have the best. 

" ThbI American Organ" is thc title of 
one of the handsomest sheets ever prmted in 
this countrv. The paper, ink and press woi k 
are of the first order, and thc publication the 
best English epecimens of printing. Hie 
sheet is illustrated with forty-five pictures 
(i)esidc8 the beautiful lieadiiig), showing 
Messrs. S. D. & H. W. Smith's organ factory, 
and forty-four diflTerent styles of their organs, 
ran-ing "in price from $100 to $1000. It con- 
taints imich reading of interest to the musical 
pnblic, showing why the Araericaii Organ is 
the best instrument now made. The paper 
will be sent free of charge by addres.*ing W. 
W KiMB.^LL, 03 Washington St., Chicago, 
111., Wholesale Agent of the Northwest. 
■• » * 
TD purest and sweetest Cod-Liver OU in the world It 
Hazard & Caswell's, made on the sea shore, from frtsh, 
selected Uver,, by <^ASWELL. HAZARD AGO New 
York. It is absolutely pure and sueet. Patients who 
have once taken it prefer it to tU other.. Physicians 
have decldtl it superior to any of the other oU» 

market. m » ^- 

Ai-LTnELEADixo Newspapers published 
in the United St Ues may be found on file at 
the Advertising Agency of G. P. Rowell & Co., 
of No. 40 Park Ro w, New York. 

CHAPFKD HAKM, face, rough skin, pimples. rtnR- 
worm, salt^rheum, and other cutaneous affections 
cured, and tl.e skin made soft and smooth, by using tiie 
4 CO New York. It U more convenient and easily 
appUed than other remedies, avoldhut the trouble 

the preasy co mpounds now In use. 

To CCRE CoNscMPTiOM.— The remedy should be 
used when the disease is in the i°c'P'«nt^ Ws, 

A Journal of Transportation. 

Railroad Qnestiona discussed by Practical Kail- 
road Men. 

Illustrated Descriptions of Railroad Inventions. 

Railroad Engineering and Mechanics. 

Record of thc Progress of Railroads. 

Railroad Reports and Statistics. 

General Itailroad News. 

Railroad Elections and AppointmcnU. 

Twenty-four large quarto pages, published every 
Saturday on and after April 2, 1870. 

Every Railroad Man, and every man interested in 
Railroads, should have it. Terms, fS.OO a year, 'n 
advance. Address 

J.. If. KELZOGG, PuhlUher, 

101 Washington St., Chicago. 

-ytfor tho XTnif.. 





fil'UOL CltXXOH 'ii'iiJ* *Si 





Noa. r„ 7, 9 & 11 RandolpU St., Ckicaffo. 

OnTncHdnv Morning, March tt9lh. A desir 
ablellneofUOOTSANO SHOiid, HAT-, etc. 
On Wednradny WornlnB. Miirch 30, A lar^^ 

and deslra! ile stcjck of llrBt-tlass CLOTHl N O, CLU 1 na, 

On Thnr«dny Morning. M'^r^Ava ' nKFSR 
stock of DKY GmODS, silks. WOOLLNS, UKtbb 

Merchant* wl.Ue In town should not faU to visit the 
mammoth Auction House of 


And trv the Celebrated Chinese Basket Tia,-a direct 
impoi tation in origlcal packages. 


For sale by all dealers in 

\VAl%TKp.„7(|» ad«y.-8»mTle«10«. 

AGENTS AYnVworihi'Ste'rhtns 6cnl8on, Iowa. 


SA WS of all descrlp'lou 
Bolid Teetli. or with Pati 


CrUCPLAU 8i.Wsw1tU 

Bolid Teetli. or with 1'atknt Adjustabui Poimt«, 

to all I'ly^it'r'i l'-'"i -S-'W". 

tupa ior 



tar Price* Reduced. JKi 

r seiid lor Price LiV.^'i^'J.'i.'VVii"'" -** 

BoMloii. IVInttH. or Drlr^oU.^lloli^ 


'nrv WII.I. PAV A«P>TM A ^At"*,*** 
\V r sin i^Ap w«"U and oxpOTses, or allow a lari{« 
'' "f?^,rRn^n our now wonderful Invcntloos 

"Yacht Club" 


City Missionary of Boston 


lill[ti'S lUNG B&IS&M. 

There Certainly can not beFonnd a Better 
Coii;^h or L,ung Ueiiicdy. 




—A German clock dealer 
clock to an Irishwoman, 

sold a small 
liut he had 

ecircely Ufi the aouse when she turned it 
bottom upward, md a wire dropptd from 
its position, causing the clock to strike 
without intermission. Thereuptm she ran 
iil'tcr him, complaining in trouble, ' bure, 
an' it'ecryin' afther ye already." 

- — ^ > ^ ■ 

The Printers' Typojiraphical Union, of 
Philadelphia, has admitted to membership 
a lady now engaged in study for a protes- 
sion in that cil}-, and who supports her- 
self by doing oompositor's work m her 
spare time. ^^^^ 

Our Yo^ Folks.- 'We Girls " is 
continued in thc April number; The Daddy Long 
Lc-sand the Fly-» pocm-by Edward Lcarj; Hye s 
Fritters, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps ; War on the 
Water by Major Traverse; Derby's Wedding ; The 
Goos. Race, by J. T.Trowbridge; Berlies Pio- 
neerin!;-part I.-by Helen C. Weeks; How Incle 
Bine Jacket captured the Picket Boat, by M. W. 
McEntee ; My Hyfcinth-a pocm-by Mary K At- 
kinson- The Two Caterpillar!', by Annie Moore, 
•tc Profusely illui^trated. Publi-hcd by Fields, 
OSGOOD A Co., Bcr^ton, Mass. fiM P«r antuiu ; an 
extra copy for every Are subscriptions. The A'lantU 
MoiUhly and Our Youiui Folks, gS.OO per year. 

Arthur's Home M.^oazine. — The 

in ttc April number is a plca-ing 

illu^'trations are mainly 


Spring scene. Ths other 

devoted to the lat<st tashlonr«. A piece of music- 
B«wcr SchottihCh..— is gircn, and the nsnal variety 
of "ood stones, prcms. .ind useful information and 
ad*lce inthedifleenthouHjhoId and fai^hion dc- 
partmonts Each subscriber to this magazine, or 
the ChUdrtns Ho'tr, is entitled to order a copy of 
the steel engraving " Bed Time'" and also wf The 
Ant^el of Peace. ' for f 1 #0 each-regular price 
12.50. T. S.iArtw rn & Sons, Philadelphia, at f 4.00 
a year, with a lib.;ral reduction for clubs. 

and when it first appears in the system, 
hackinir Coueh, Pain in the Chest. Difficulty of 
Breahfng Cold-Night Sweats. Before the system 
fs'too mfch disorganized. Ai-J-JN-s Luno Ba^^am 
will be found to give immediate relief, ror sale oy 
all Medicine Dealers^ 

The National Watch Company hivrc com- 
menci'd a dirt-tt trade with Chhia. The Lhx- 
caqo TrUmnc rtports a larire invoice of %yatches 
hiivin" Chines-- inscriptions upon the duiisaiia 
Dlatcs^ shipped by them to Chinese merc-liants 
ill San Francisco, to be forwarded to thc CoIl-s- 
tial Kiiifidom. American Clocks have lor 
some vi-arB been an artiile of demand in the 
China trade, and thonsaudsof them have been 
exported to that country. It is probable that 
a l-ar-'C bushiess will albo be created in Watch- 
er; and we are triad that the Elpn tcoods liavc 
secuted an introduction. We can safely say, 
with reference to them, that we are jrivmg our 
Chinese friends thc best we Lave. 

If you have a di-^charge from the nose, 
oflFensive or otherwise, partial loss of thc 
sense of smell, taste or hearing, eyes 
watering or weak, feel dvili and stupid or 
debilitated, pain or pressure in the head, 
take cold easily, you may be sure you 
have the Catarrh. Thousands annually, 
without manifesting half of the above 
symptoms, terminate in consumption and 
end in the eravc. No disease is so com- 
mon, moredeceptive or less understood 
by physicians. Dr. K. V.. Pierce of 
Buffalo, N. Y., is the proprietor of Dr. 
Saoe's Catarrh Remedy-^ v^f<^^^m- 
rZ/i/-. for Catarrh, " Cold in the Head or 
Catarrhal Headach*, which he sends to 
anvr address by mail on receipt of sixty 
cents. Sold by most Druggists every- 
where. -♦•♦- 

In nnmbers there Is safety. It ^.«« "P?^J.^'* 
pnnc"ple that the formul.i of Jcdson ^ Molntmn 
llFRR Pills was orepared. Dr. Juflson, in 
fcndfug to^cnd a fortune in advertising his pills, 
lubmiUed his recipe to the revision ot the most 
inteUigf-nt and learned physicians of the age. and 

Se rcsuU is a simple but ""^^.^^rp'^fA"' Th"? 
—the JrD«0N"s MorNTAiN Hehb Piuj?. incy 
Durifv he blood, remove .all obstructions cleanse 
Sinof allpimnles and ^otche* «nd are ,,er- 
fprtlv sure and safe in th<-ir operation, i ue jlu 
Ion's Moitntain Herb Pills cure B.l.ousness 
F.-malcirren-ularitius, Heartache and many of the 
dSes^Wng from impure blood an^ a deranged 
d L'estion Use the Judson's Modntain Herb 
K; and when you have . proved their vume 
recommend them to your fnends. Thfyar^botn 
sugar-coated and plain. For sale everywhere. 

As an Expectorant It has no Equal. 

Bos-'ON, M *88.. February 18. 1S69. 

Mksbs. p. Divis He Son -Gentlemen : The packace 
of Allen's Lunu Balsam you sent me to use among tlie 
a ffl^le- 1 poor In my city nilMbmary work has prove< 
veryacc.Tab^ and "«-''»l- " ^as {rone into several 
tomllles. aud with remarkable ctt.-ct In eyerj' ins.aLce. 

One woman has been r<'.»t.ored from wliat her P'O *"; 
dans pronouQCivl consumption, alter several montlis 
eickness with coukIi, tjreat pain In the luijirs, and pros^ 
trdtion. so that she Is at)le now to do hofisework an J 
R^sisMn the support ot her lamUy, and with care an.l 
continued use of the Ualsara she cxi*cts entire reslor 

bottle, has 

8h''e'%'aI^n7ci;k;>V-d"thelecon'd' bottle, and has every 

ludlcatlon of a b; e« dy cure. . ,„„ . „„,, „,,,.. ^pov 
A voun" man who was rawing blood, and qnlte weat 
andlck.'!."* bythe use ol two botUes Iveen much 
improved, ana Is able to do a little at his work 

A youns man to «hom 1 recomnieu<<pa « trla> of it, 
who^ha. had a had cough, and nauch pain ..his Inngs 
lor months past, ana unable to get resr o' V^*P" "f,^ 
coniuHnCL'd taklns It. au.l Is now using the lourth 
fo't-e with great benefit. He "«'■*! »" '"^ on a recrnt 
visit he would not do without it. He is hoping (and 
Jcasonahly 11 seems to me) to be able to resume his 
work ifctrft' n 
V.rvre«nectf(illy and pratefnllv yonr^ 
Vtr> rCjPfj'^J',,!^!^ A.liOUNUY. City Missionary. 

Sole Prtp's, 

The beat Judgee e^ery where declare it to be the hert, fo» 
many reaMna. 
It Is made ol Uie ftnt*t stock grown. 
It haa a mUd and agreeable aroma. 
It Is anHnervousln 1» effect*— 
The N'cotlne having been extracted— 
Aiid is perfecUy tree from drug«4 
It leaves no acrid, disagreeable afler-taite. 
Ooes not bum or sting tte tongue, 
ABdU«ve» no offensive odor In the room. 
Behig very Ught, one pound will last as lon« 
As two to three poondi of ordinary tobftocof 

Orders for ELEWANT MEEB- 

Are being packed daUy In the varlou 
Sized Bags IB which It la sold. 

and Con< 

• person, a yonng woman to whom I gave one 
8 received great benefit, so that her cough. 
*of monttis'^andlng. l^Vetting better, an;i 


IT, Try It, 

wince Yourself 

That It has all the advantage* we claim toi 

It. U your dealer does not keep 

It. aak blm to get \\.\ 


N. H.IRIMS & €0., 

« I-* CI 1^:^ ATI, OHIO. 

Xr f*ol«l hy all Driigglstw. 


'^^jt'%:^.ih. toiri?;';^ '^'^^^^'^ 

Vest.s and win wesr a liletlmr. ? «-n< for sample and 
catalogue, bend slip of paper for si/.e. t"-"t s sire 
»l.iM) ; Ladles', do , 75 ccn tf . .Address EH. POTI h, 
4»fi VoTth Seventh street, I'hllatlelphia. Pa 

908 PRIZES '*^roo^n%'*^1Vnl*i^.;^ 

awarded to RuUscrlbers and agents for Wp.'j'^'JsJ^^.JV^J'^ 


In tlie w r d 
partK-n'ars ! 

1';','!:?'; n'.'^-A n':i'rV;rs:s." wo< )n. •N>-"«hnrgi.. n. y; 

noi.D M .OA/.iN«. the lareest and best l'""«r Month v 
In tlie w r d. Similar prizes to be rtpoated toon. !• ull 
par len'ars In Marcli number. For saK by sll News 
R-'H"" ?i -,..t with C-italogue of Premiums on receipt 


EureUa Smoking 

A 600D SMOKING JOBAC^^.^^^ ot>im)I«T. 
ThP "Knreka" Tobacco Is hkewlse an excllent article 

Seless it makes IB xcellent smoka. 
Order* for Meer-cbaam Pipe* »« •^ 

packed daUy In thU brand.^ 

Lorillard's Snuffs 


" Ctrcnlars sent on application. 

N*«w York. 




.^ll^KliAK PATI^.NT «:0. 

Kor Introdaclng and ^etfotlatlng valn«. 
Me Patent.. Gmcb IC-JLakebt., Chicago 
r- Send for Circulars, etc. » , ^~«, 


Cheapest i-nd West Fori able Presses. 


Price of Presses. »8. fl2. ^J; p,V5l^^^,^'^• *^' '^^ 
Serd for ci.cul .r to ^ ^L O Wh P^gS8^|;;;-;^^ ^^^. 




n^uv 1 KCFIPT. an entirely N- w Plsoovery. 
T"makine s ra'irhl hair cnrU and remaining .». 
mailed for three M^jin^s.^Add^^^^^__^^^,^^j^^y^ 


ABentH-t;anva««»iiU Book- •'«'"' T/-,Kri;' 

J};/ a P 

showing np tlie »,rt-rrM 

nue Department, thc Whli-Wy 

TO r.E 


to thc person sending the largest list of 

subscribers to 

,m:,i<»t Offiorarthe Tr»>*u,y »rv.r^. 

■iwl inji'^ ny,rk>nf/' of th" Reve- 

Uluc, Gold ill. g, an* 

I)riwbac"k Fiauds,SvstematU- Rohb-^rv . I'-Pi^'^rfJ?! 


. u'tU '•in' 


"Family Circle," 

THE LaCledk noTEi, CHicAOO.-This l8 onc of 
the very best, and at the same time cheapest, first- 
class houses in that city. It is situated at the cor- 
ner of Madison and Canal streets, opposite the 
Alton * St. Louis and PitUburgh. Ft. Wayne & 
Chicago depots, and its proprietor, Mr. Browne s 
on. who knows how "to keep hotel." II'; table 
contains every luxury, the rooms are large and 
w"ll fKhed^nd all the attendants are por.te and 
affable. _ . ^ 

„„„ ,„„„-,, ,„, This U a monthly paper 

^ uc'h co"talni ioinethlrgof interest to every per.on 
Ui every family. This prize will be given 

In addition to our other PromluniB, 
wble.h are ol the best characer, and 
most lib lal terms. We want one or 
every town an'l village In thectnntry. 
men. and premium li>t to 

r'- H. r,ITWIHN«. rhicago 

before January 1st. ISTJ. 

nlunis and sp 

of stamp. r • •' „ , 

Broome Btre( t. New '^ orK 

ofl'ercd on the 
lore sgents In 
Send for speci- 


IS FUI LY HXPLAlNEDln a Pamphlet of 108 pages 

justissued by MUNN & CO.. 87 Park How. New York. 



other than 

M1T^^' & «0., Editors Scientific 
American, the ji^st mecl.anlealpiper 


Every Satirday for March 2G contains 
eight fine illustraions, six of them being excellent 
full-page engravings. In addition to this picture 
gallery is given t le customary amount of choice. 
Iresh reading matter. Single number 10 cents ; 
Yearly subscription, »5.0<l in advance ; ?4.00 a year 
to subscribers for any other periodical issued by 
Fields, Osgood & Co., 'the publishers, Boston, 

Ma«. ^^^ 1^ 

The NuRSicKY.— Another rich treat for i e"rcise, their use will give 

the little ones is the April number. Two capital strength to the VQCal organs. 

full-page and ab 5Ut twenty .msller pictures, -with 

the usual amount, of reading matter-all excellent 

and appropriate. Published by John L. Shoret, 

1.3 Washington idreet, Boston, Mass. |1.50 jier 

year, with extrii indncementa to clubs. Single 

number, 15 centr. 

Throvt Affections and Hoabsknem. 
—All suffering from Irritation of the 
nroat and Eonr»ene»s will be aereeahly 
surprised at the almost immediate relict 
afforded by the use of-Brown'» Bronchial 
Trochej^" The demulcent ingredient.s al- 
lay pulmonary irritation; and, after pub- 
lic speaking or singine, when the threat 
is wearied and weakened by too much ex- 
nse will eive renewed 

Shaking and Burning. 

lu the world. C^S Tkabs Kxi'EKiK.srE. 
.Vave taken More PbI'-bi" »''" 
examined .More InTenUons •> -" 
a-.y ot'ier agency. Senr 
description tor onUiloB. 

n6 charge. 

Business revives under the new reglm 
general caiis-s have, however, given a 
Impetus to the sale of 

Cristadoro's Excelsior Hair Dye. 

The rliemlst. have come out In two leading •clentlOc 

jJSlis against _tt.. ^:'^^^:^-:::r:u;.'ll^ 

, than 

Send sketch and 


A nav !-40 new articles for AgenU. 

SampUrU^ Vb. 8HAW.Amrt3le. 
Vi - A R K A v rKirnXit I) EX HEED"* -sent by 
\\ ^SVo^anYrO.ln the United 8t.^. I l«;^ 
, rated Vrlc^iv^t'^jo^l'^^J^'^^^r.^ 

V. & <^0., Importers 
Oooda and 

l.^i (for that IS their P'-"Pj;V, ''"f'?''h„„ 
the couB'j-y 18 lufL-st^d. W hUe Ur. Ch Iton 
analytical Chemist in Anerlca, announce, 
world th»t. . i-__ 

Crutadoro'. Dye is Utterly Peiwnle.., 

and that he kno.o. « O V »-. '^'''-^Zu^rlr^vT''^,. 

% charm on the Hair 

Dressing, acts Uke 
Uyelng. Try |f. 

A NOVELTY l^.'.f(^.cy5o*.i'.J^n 

Box t*4»!«i. New York p os'oltU-e. 

the first 
to the 




applicant*. EDJVJ)^ 

^*-*!(iri^^W and m"wab~a8h Av^:. Cmeago^ 
.Tooi^rrm Drv Goods and Nouone. 

V^ISK D. B. &€0,. MA 56 Lake St., Chicago 
LP wtiolewv!-! Dealers lu 

mUUnerr *nd '<tT«w GoodB, L«Ufe 

v-nrnlshliw and Fancy troods. 

OrflenSfg?a^> *ttBf«ctlon gnarantoed. 

^""".^•»o"rc«al 8U, Chicago. 
{Sire and Proof Stfew A l^oefct 




Ask your groc 
warrantc'l pnre aiid 


and to 

at the U 

KstJihllshed IbiX. 

8. Fair, 

rK^'pRU 'si^MolsViSd .ri I St.-.* St^hlcaea 


eenlleinan Wh.. was very zealous on the 
- of hordes, but not according to 

at auction and 

The proprietor of a forge, not remark- 
able for correctness of languape, but who 
by honest industry h»d realized a com- 
fortable independence, being callM on at 
a social meeting for a toast, gave buc- 
cess to forgery!" » . „f c» 

How do you like the character of St. 
Pail'" asked a person of his landlady 
during a conversation about the apostles 
-Ah 'he was a good old soul, for he or- 
said, you know, that we must eat what is 
' •'- ^ --^ no questions for 


knowledge, biughta/naro ;i^"?'-}^»- 
nxle her home. " \\ ell. <- if :;«r. said ne 
t^ hi sable coachman, "what do yot^ 

She cost me five hundred 
master" "Ye.s but 

t<* his sable 
think of her? 

makes me'tiuk of what the rr-ch^r^-^ 
yesterday-sometLingjbom^ b- m^ey 
foon parttd. Iaisre> 


defti^t part.' 

Polytechnic Journal, to the fact that water 
kept in small reservoirs made of zinc, or 
collected from roofs covered with zinc, is 
invariably contaminated with that metal, 
and that the use of such water for domes- 
tic purposes is highly injurious to health. 
The author recommends that where zinc 
vessels are used for the purpose indicated, 
they should be painted over with asphalt 
varnish or any iron pigment. 

Sm.tiso Hay.— a correspondent of 
Uearth and Home says : " Never salt your 
hay at all. How would you like to l)e 
forcetl to eat so much salt with your food, 
or starve? This is what you ask your 
cows to do when you salt their hay. My 
experience is : AH animals do be.-t when 
«;auon au-.ut .... ».-....„.. they have free access to ^It. Keep a box 
fc^ old soul, for he once in ^.me dry place in yard or shed where 

ularlv as they take their water. Keep the 
box supplied with salt, and cattle will 
nevtr eat more than is good for them. 

Stcffed Eogs.— Halve ten hard-boiled 
eggs lengthwise; take out the yolks, 
pound them in a mortar; add to them 
s-ime bread cruml s soakci in milk, and a 
quarter of a pound of fre-sh buiter ; p^mnd 
al' tocether ; add a little choi-ped onion 
and parslev. some bruised y- pper, and 
grated nutmeg ; mix it with i e yolks ot 


on re- 

set before us, and 
conscience sake." 

A little boy in Hudson, N. Y 
turning home from church, was asked by 
h's mother to give the text. After a 
thought fal pause, the little fellow replied, 
"I don*i hardly remember, but it was 
something about a hawk between two 
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rOETl?Y. ^^ 

WITCH h'.-! J.y Tills VRBAif. 

Thboi-qh nil the Ion?, lon^ winter's day. 

And h.«!r fhs dresry ni:,'hi, 
We chiir.ii-d, and yet no bniler cr-me ; 

The iTL-am looted thiu uud white. 

Mcxt momitiL', with o'.ir ho;>cd renewed, 

Tde tai^ii bejjan 8jj.tiu ; 
Wf churned :ujd churned till 1>ack nnd arms 

Aud head did acho with ptuu. 

Th^ cream ro^o np, then n-illiir;; fell, 

(ir -w ihicit, uml then irrnw thin : 
It ■'plwhed ii.d »i»iltered in our eje», 

Ou cioihes aud note and chiu. 

Wo churned it fast ."ind churned it slow, 

An<l sMrrvd it rountl and round ; 
Yet all the livelong weary day 

Waa heard ihe dasher a sound. 

The snn »anli in the glr»oiny west. 

The moon ro-** shv<tl» pale ; 
And •till we thtirned with couraj;« low, 

And hopes abont to fail ; 

When in walked (Jranny Dean, who heard. 

With wonder and ainase, 
< (iir trni>>ile«. -V- -he crossed herself, 

And in the tire did ;a;«e, 

" lx)M help n* all." "he (luiciciy said. 

And covered up her lace ; 
"Loid help II* all, rir;M you live, 

Tuere s witchea in the plic«! 

'•Th^re'-" witches here within this cbnro, 
That have p^wse?-- d the en nm. 
Go hrin;; the h(>r-e-:?h;>e thai 1 taw 
ilang ou the cellar LaMim."' 

The »hoe wa« bronjht, when round and round 
i!>he twirled it o'er her head: 
"Go drire the witches from that cream," 
In »oicmn Toico cbe ?ald. 

Thr?n tossed it in the Ore. till red 

With ijeat it soon did turn. 
Aud dropped it mens; the witches dread 

Tltat hid wiiniu the cijuru. 

Once more 'hit dasher's soi;nd was heard— 

Have patienco with iny rhyw! — 
For !>ure euon<rh, the hutter c:im« 

In iwonty minuttts' time. 

Some say the temporature was changed 

v^ iih horae-^h"H; ^rowin:,' red ; 
Bat when we a-k old (irauny Dean, 

She oniy eh^kkea h«r head. 

—Ilmrlh find Tlome. 



"Dbab and cherry for the parlors, with 
satin-woo 1, don't ynu think. Flossy? And 
bhie instead ot the inevitable green lor 
the dining-room. As lor the bed- 
rooms — " 

"Never mind about the bedrooms, or 
any of tlie other rooms for thit niatter, 
if ynu please, Mr. Rossitur. Remember, 
you gave rtie carte blanche about this fur 
nishing, and I rae<in to show you an oruji- 
nal hou.sf, with no stereotyped colors or 
styles. Just contidj in my taste, and keep 
your purse strings open :" 

" To the e.xtent of their capacity, my 
dear. And, of c mrse, I wouldn't dare to 
venture to question a woman's taste, least 
of all this little woman's. Bat. your eyes, 
Floeny, your eyes! You hadn't developed 
your interesting intenti.)n of becoming 
blind when I gave you that carte bianchc, 
you know. Why, I suspect, when the 
dix^tor has done with you, you won't be 
able to distinguish between a Metternich 
green and a Uagmar blue ! ' 

The eyes tlnis disrespectfully alluded to 
flashed laughing reproach at lhi3 teasing 

" Now, Fred, it i.s too bad of you to re- 
miiul me of what I have to undergo, juf.t 
as I wa-s trying to get my courage up by 
forge iling it fur a moment. And when 
did you t.irn man milliner, I should like 
to know? You ouglit to be ashamed to 
know one color from another, and I don't 
believe you do, either. 1 shan't let you 
choose a thing ; it's quite enough for you 
to have the honor ot paying the bills " 

"Hush, Fl>»8yt here is the doctor. 
Now do be brave, dear," interrupted her 
I'ompanion, in a changed voice ; and 
Flossy turned white, and looked piteous 
ly round. 

The door of the private room opened, 
and a tall, grave-looking man advanced 
into the ante-room. He was holding by 
the hand a pile little girl with a green 
shatle bouiul closely over her eyes, and 
ills new patient noticed how trustingly 
the little thing clung to him, despite the 
pain he had probjibiy just indicteil upon 
her; and it inspired her with a feeling of 
confidence on her own part. Still she 
tremble 1 and grew quite c dd, when, hav- 
ing dismissed the child at the door with a 
cheery cotnl by, the oracle who was to 
*leeide the fate of tho3e pretty blue eyes 
♦)f hers approached herself and her com- 
panion, and, bowing, desired to know 
their c<miinands. 

" Wo have l)een referred to you, by our 
familv physician, as a most skilful oculist, 
Dr. liuchanan :" said Mr. Rt>ssitur, pre- 
senting his card. " I wish to consult you 
on bi'iialf of my — this lady. He appre- 
hends .^ome serious diflloulty with her 
eyes. Will you be goo«.i enongh to ex- 
amine them for yrmrself ?' 

The doctor bowed with professional 
gravity, and leading the way into the in- 
ner room, requested the lady to be seated 
in the " patient's chair." But pot^r Flrssy 

frew whiter still, and looketi piteously at 
^red, who laugheti nervously, and at the 
dix'tor, who answered with a reassuriagi 
smile. Then she rose with a mighty et-i 

brarcd her re^'tirdii ss of appearances, 
riie Utile lady colored violently, and 
pushed him hastily away. 

" For shame, Fred !" she expostulated, 
•n a vehement whisper ; and then, to con- 
ceal her embarrassment, said gayly to the 
doctor : 

" Do, pray, give us again the nice lone 
name ot what you saiil was the matter 
with my ryes. People will be sure to ask, 
ind 1 shiiU feel so learned when I tell 

Dr. Buchanan replied gravely, and dis- 
crev.-tly assumed to have seen nothing of 
what had happened. 

But he had seen, neverthelcs-s, and en- 
vied while he saw; and even after the 
pair had departed with hearts wonderfully 
liuhtsned, to torget their fears in the de- 
lii:htful mysteries of house-furnishing; 
and cven while he himself was busy with 
innumerable cases of ophthalmia, amauro- 
sis, aud lleavcn knows what unutterable 
lilments ot imfortunate optics, the re- 
membrance of the comical touching scene 
came back to him more than once, and 
with a hope that he might not have to do 
anything very terrible to those soft, blue 
eyes that liuJ looked up so wistfully to 
his ; for it was ye.ry evident that whatever 
paia was inflictid on them would dupli- 
cate irstlf in the heart of the fond young 
lover or husband — whichever he was. 

]VkMnwhile, said " problematic charac- 
ter " was deep Flossy in the mya- 
terics of velvet, satin, and brocatellc, and 
tha'.iks to their united industry and per- 
severance, the great work of fitting up the 
nev.- house was most satisfactorily inau- 
gurated by dinner-time. 

Fred was too busy "to accompany her to 
the doctor's next 'morning, and Flossy 
went oil' (luite ccurageously alone. The 
physician seemed a little surprised to 
see' ber th-as, and thought better of her 
nerve than he Lad tlone the d.ay be- 
iore. He thought better of it still, 
whL-n he saw with what quiet fortitude 
she underwent the very painful applica- 
tion which he presently proceeded to 
make. The poor intlamed eyelids were 
turned inside out, and "painted" with 
some pungent salve; drops of some fiery 
li([uid ft Ulike living coals upon the sore 
and quivering lialls; but she made no 
sign ot suffering after the first, long, shud- 
dering sigh, bhe sat quite still, growing 
white to the lips, and with her finger-tips 
pressed tight together, but she neither 
dinched nor cried out ; and when it was 
ovtr, and she lay back for a moment with 
the poor, smarting eyes closed, and the 
tears running down her pale cheeks, the 
doctor was fain to comfort her as he would 
have done a child. 

"There, the worst is over now," he 
said, gently, "for the first is always the 
worst ; and you have the consolation of 
having proved your heroism at least." 

" Thai isn't the least bit of consolation, 
thauk you," retorted Flossy, piquant ly, 
coming out of her iorccil calm, as the 
pain sub.sided a little, and drying her tears 
with a drolly pathetic air. " I am not at 
all ambilitms of being considered heroic. 
Of course, if I mod sullVr, I want to be- 
have like a woman, aad not like a baby ; 
but I had much rather, if you please, not 
have to sutRr at all." 

" You don't believe, then, in the strength- 
ening and purifying po^ver of pain?" said 
the doctor. 

"I'm afraid I don't. I have no faith in 
the * be good and youil be happy' d'sc- 
irine; when I'm happy, I'm always good 
So are other peopl", i believe, and they 
can't be happy while they are suffering. 
Hence, as we used to say at school, it I 
could banish pain from the world, I'd do 
it, and then we d all be happy, and all be 

" What would the orthodox people and 
the poets say to such lieresy ?" asked the 
doctor, amused at her llippancy. 

" Knowledge bj- snfTcrin;; entereth,' 
you know, and you surely wouldn't ven- 
ture to oppoue Longfellow's dictum, im- 
pressed upon you, d.mbtiess, in your first 
reader, that it is a very particularly sub- 
lime thing 

'To sutler and be strong!'" 
" Oh, I know all they say," said Flossy, 
shrugging her shoulders ; " but it seems to 
me it we were spured the suffering, we 

wouldn't need the strength. At any 
rate, I'm Sabarite enough to wish I could 
try it. I think they were the wisest of the 
old philosophers, after all. There is Mrs. 
Browning, now, who asks in sad amaze if 
we w^ould 

• Refuse the baptism of nalt tears?' 
I wonder if she ever had sore eyes? Doc- 
tor, what A/ny you done to make me cry 
so incessantly? You will ruiu me in 
pocket handiicrchiefs !" 

She held up a little cambric trifle, com- 
pletely saturated with the moisture which 
the scalding applications had caused to 
flow plentifully from her eyes, and the 
doctor gravely presented his o%vn hand- 
kereh'.ef. It was large, and fine, and cool, 
and Flos«y took it simply, and pressed it 
to her smarting eyeballs. 

" 1 like the smell of Florida water," she 
said, naively, "it is so refreshing, while 
most perfumes are, on the contrary, op- 
prtssive." And she again applied the fra- 
grant linen to her eyes. 

The doctor flushed with an odd sense of 

fort, shfx^s out her sashes, stepped iloubt- pleasure, and gave an amused assent— be- 

fully through the door, as though she was 
crossing the threshold of the Inquisition, 
and let herself down into the great leath- 
ern receptacle as gingerly as though it 
were the rack itself. 

» ( )h— o :" she exclaimed, with a little ] 
im preasible n> rvous cry, as the doctor a1- | 
justeil the chair so as to move her head | 
liHokward. Fred laughed again at this, 
and the diwtor lookeil amused ; and Flossy, 
ashamed oi her babyiiihness.seatiHl herself 
res<dutely in the oread ful chair, set her 
little teeth, clinched her kidde I fingers, 
and — shut her eyes tight : determined to 
bear like a woman and a heroine what- 
ever fite miktht be in store for h»>r. 

" But I must *<• yi^ur eyes, if you please, 
madam," said the d«Hior. 

Flossy opene«i them with a flash, red- 
dening 'furicnisly at her own stupidity. 
Then she laoghid, and the tw<^ gentlemen 
joined her; and after that they all felt 
more at their case, and Dr. Buchanan pro- 
cee«led quietly to make the examination. 

Very keen and intelligent was the 
searching gaze of his clear gray ej-es: 
very firm though gentle the touch of his 
strong, slender' fingers; and Flossy felt an 
instinctive confidence that his verdict, be 
it what it might, would be final, aad trem- 
bleil inwanlly while she awaiteii it. 

It wad Ixid enough, but not s<^ bad as it 
might be, when it came at length : " Con- 
victed but not condemned," might be ren- 
dereil as the summing up There was a 
certaiutv of reprieve, and a hope of ulti 
mate rescue ; but, meanwhile. The peuance 
ot total itileness, and daily subj^etioa to 
medical treatment, was adjudged. 

Flossy drew along breath ot relief: it 
•was so I'nuch better than she had teared; 
and. Fred, the big, tender hearted fellow, 
rushed up with tear* in bis eyes, and em- 

ginning, meanwhile, to fold up powders 

"Y'oa ought to feel quite honored," he 
said, pre?enlly, "at bemg allowed to share 
StJ Paul's infirmity. You know the 
learned in those matters have decided dis- 
eased eyes to have been his 'thorn in the 
flesh.' " 

" 1 don't believe it," said Flossy, irrev- 
erently ; " it 13 only Their opinion and I 
have as good a ri-jht to mine. I think he 
was jilted; and tluit that was the reason he 
remained a bachelor, and was so cross on 
the subject of marriage !" 

Dr. Buchanan laughed outright. 

*' When have I heard so much hetero- 
doxy in one day!" he said; "but of 
course, no woman would admit that a man 
would ever remain unmarried of his own 
free choice." 

" Not such a sensible man as St. Paul 
was, at any rate," retorted Flossy; and 
the doctor thought, involuntarily, of the 
tall and handsome young man who had 
accompanied his fair patient on the pre- 
ceding day, and ot the housekeeperly con- 
fab which he had partially overheariL 

" I can easily imagine that you would j 
have no trouble in winning converts to i 
ytur opinion," he s;iid, oiirteously, but i 
Flossy never noticed compliments, and 
drying her eyes, finally, on the doctor's 
handkerceiet, returned it to him, and rose 
to go. As she took up her bonnet, a 
slight sound behind her attracted her at- 
tention, and turning she saw a door had- 
ing to another apartment open hesitating- 
ly. A sweet young face appeared for a 
moment at the opening, and a soft voice 
, said apologetically : 

" I beg pardon for interrupting, but I 
. must see you just a moment, Alec, about 

something important." 
I " Immtxtiai«ly," answered the doctor; 

and Flossy, thinking that it was plain, 
not only that he was no imitator of St. 
Paul, but that he had displayed uncotn- 
mon good taste in his choice for a wit',-, 
took the package of medicine which he 
lianded her, an I made her way out through 
a room fast filling with patients. 

Flossy went the next (*ay,andthe next, 
and continued to go each day, at the same 
hour, to her new physician; and, strange 
to gay, in spite of all the inquisitorial tor- 
tures he subjected her to— the scalding, 
blisterins, clipping, leeching, and so <m— 
her visits to his ofiiee gradually grew to 
be the chief pleasure of her day. Ivnow-^ 
ing that he was an "old married man.' 
and that his pretty young wile was al- 
ways at hand in the next room, there was 
no need for her to assume a reserve for- 
eign to her frank and ttenial temper ; so 
she laughtd and chattered freely with 
liim, after the manner of women with 
physicians whom they like and trust, and 
he found it impossible to resist the charm 
of her sunnv mo<^>d. Besides, another tie, 
closer than "that of doctor and patient, had 
been discovered t)etween them. 

One day when, in the mutual skirmish 
of wits, she had launched a delicate arrow 
at some pet foible of his, he turned upon 
her, threatening a new application of tor- 
ture, and shaking ominously a small phial 
containing some colorless liquid.^ ^^ 

" What are you going to do with that? ' 
she demanded, half-defiant, half-deprccat- 


" I am going to drop some of it behind 
your earsT" said the doctor, severely, " to 
blister them, as a punishment for hearing 
all that I say in a perversely distorted 
fashion ; and if I were not very merciful, 
I should likewise bestow a little upon the 
tip of your equally perverse tongue." 

"Oh— h, don't, please !" cried Flossy, 
shrinking away as he approached her. 
"I will'take it all back. Will it hurt 
much ?" 

" Too late for repentance now," said the 
doctor, in a stern voice, but gathering 
away very tenderly the soft bright curls 
which clang about the pretty little ears; 
and thinking what a shame it was that 
it should be necessary to fret that dainty 
skin with troublesome blisters. 

Flossy held her breath, and sat trem- 
blingly expectant of some sudden, sharp 
pain ; but the terrible drops fell harmless 
a-i if they had been water, and Dr. Bu- 
chanan laughed aloud at her look of sur- 
prise aud relief. 

" I did punish you. did I not?" he said, 
in glee ; but the fright was the whole of 
It. The blisters will not be painful ; only 
a little uncomfortable, and a great relief to 
your eyes." 

" But I should like to know how I am 
to do my hair ?" said Flossy, plaintively, 
" I shall just knot it all up at the back of 
my head." 

"Oh. don't !" begged the doctor. "It's 
such beautiful hair. I beg your pardon, 
but I have a sort of right to praise it. 
because it is so Scotch— the real gold 
of a Highland lassie's locks. The very sight 
of it flowing free from its ribbon mood, iu 
these days ot dragged-up and fnzzleil top- 
knots, gives me a homo feeling. Do you 
know 1 have fancied more than once thai 
your forbears must have been countrymen 
of mine ? These eyes are certainly the 
true Scotch blue, and you don't know how 
it hurts me to pour this burning stuff into 

The sudden, scorching pain made Flossy 
hold her breath for a few minutes ; but, 
when it had subsided somewhat, she said, 

' So you are Scotch ? I never thought 
of it before, and yet I might have known 
it by name, and by — by — " 

" By what, please ? ' said the doctor, 
with eager eyes on her face. 

" By my learning to like you so quick- 
ly," said Flossy, frankly, though her color 
deepened under bis pleased look. " For 
you must know, I have always had the 
greatest liking for everything Scotch, 
i'he * Scottish Chiefs' was my first novel ; 
I could spout whole pages of it at tue ma- 
ture age of seven, and Sir William Wal- 
lace has been my pet hero ever since. 
After I got beyond Miss Porter, Sir Wal- 
ter Scott took possession of me, and many 
a scolding I got for lessons neglected be 
cause of hi.1 fascinatiims. To this day no 
poet has ever touched me as Burns lias; 
and, in abort, no country has ever inter- 
ested me so much as Scotland. Some day 
I shall make a pilgrimage there !" 

Dr. Buchanan flushed with a strange 
pleasure at this earnest praise of his "ain 
ctmutree." " And ar» you sure," he asked, 
" that you are n<n of Scotch descent your- 
selt? I cannot help thinking so now more 
than ever." 

" And I think so, too," said Flossy, 
gravely, " though my father was of Irish 
parentage. But, you know, once upon a 
time — I'm sure I don't know when, for I 
never can remember dates— 'out not such 
a very great while ago, a number (jf 
Scotch families exiled themselves to the 
north of Ireland for the sake of their re- 
ligion, and formed a colony there, whose 
descendants are still Presbyterians. I am 
sure my father came of these people, 
though I was too young ever to be talsed 
to about these things. For he was the 
perfect realization in miud and person of 
my idea of a Scotch Covenanter ; tall and 
large and austere, with blue eyes that 
looked right through one, and a mouth 
that seldom smiled. lie was a Presbyte- 
rian, dyed in the wool, and his idea of 
milk for the babes was the Confession of 
Faith, and the Westminster Catechism. 
How well I remember standing up before 
him of a Sunday — I mean Sabbath — after- 
noon, when about so high ! beginning at 
' What is the chief end of a man y' and 
coing through all the mysteries of Re- 
demption, Justification, and Sanctification, 
ab<mt as understandingly as Deb Milton 
used to read Greek to her father. And 
my mother sat by — she was a sunny- 
hearted Englishwoman — protesting in 
vain against her little ones being 
taught that they were the children of 
wrath, and, as likely as not, foreordained 
by God's good pleasure to eternal misery. 
Ou, how plainly I can see it all now, 
though it is many a weary day since I 
saw them 1" 

Flossy leaned back in the great leath- 
ern chair, and, shutting her poor eyes, 
suffered herself to wander back iuto the 
half-forgotten past ; and Dr. Buchanan 
stood by looking down upon the wistful 
young face, which he had only seen be- 
fore sparkling with the sunshine of a 
merry mood, or pale with patience under 
pain, thinking how sweet it was in shine 
or shadow, and feeling a curious sensation 
of syiipathy and interest for his fair 
young patient, stirring somewhere under 
his vest. 

When he spoke, however, it was in the 
old gay tone : 

" Well, I am delighted that my intui- 
tion has proved correct about our being 
one-country-folk," he said. " And now, 
do you know, I believe I could gues* your 

what I think you owjU to have been 

"What?" aiiked Flosny, laughing and 

" One of the sweet Scotch lassie-names, 
of course; I cannot quite decide: Effle, 
or Marian, or Flora. Flora, I think, suits 
y»ii befct. Do you like it?" 

Flossy started in amuzed surprise, but 
instantly assumed a deniurelook. "Why 
does Flora suit me besfr" she asked. 

Dr. Buchanan hesitated, reddened a lit- 
tle, anil then spoke out : 

"You muit pardon me, for you have 
asked the question. It is because you 
have such a flower-like liace. Such peach- 
blossom cheeks and rosebud lips, eyes 
like bluebells, and hair as yellow as the 
golden gorso on our glorious Scotch 
moors. You must knokv yourself that it 
suits you."'s peach-blossoms turned to car- 
nations," but she laugheti in glee, and said, 

" Well, you are not far wrong. My 
name is Florence." 

The doctor Ptarted, and flashed with 

"Is it so, indeed?" he said, eagerly. 
"But I should— they should -call you 
Flora, as a pet name. Do they ?" 

"No," said his patient. "Fred— and 
Fred is all I have new— " the shadow 
crossed her face again— " calls me always 
Flossy." The glow faded from the doc- 
tor's face likewise, and he bit his lip. He 
had forgotten, for a moraent, that she be- 
longed to a " Fred," ami he did not find it 
pleasant to be thus abrtplly reminded of 
it. He said, presently, in a quiet voice : 
"It is a pretty little name. And, now, 
here is your medicine, a,ud you are not to 
forgot that after this ^ve two Highland 
folk are to be tmI friends?" 

" I think that we arc so already," said 
Flossy, simply, looking at him with a 
clear glance of her trut iful eyes, and put- 
ting her hand frankly into the one he of- 
fered, as she rose to go. 

So the days and the ivceks slipped by, 
and the friendship, sidden as it was, 
lost none of its interest, but rather 
grew iu strength and nearness, The 
vis^its of 80 sweet and bright a 
patient were like oases in the 
desert of the doctor's daily toil; and 
Flossy, without acknowledging it to 
herself, passed the hai)pie8t hour of her 
day at his office. They somehow suited 
each other exactly ; and, no matter what 
was the topic touched upon in their many 
talks.whether "grave or gray, or lively or 
severe," there was sure to be something 
which gave unconscious proof of their 
harmony of taste and temperament; and 
neither felt so happy, so natural, so en- 
tirely the self, as with the other. 

Dr. Buchanan madt; some ineffectual 
struggle agamst the g-owth of a feeling 
which, he knew, could lead to nothing 
further; Flossy, in childlike unconscious- 
ness, maile no struggle, but enjoyed the 
present without a thought of her future. 
This trial of her eyes, in addition to 
the anxiety and suffering it had brought 
her, had ijiven her likewise a pleasant 
friend and a great many charming hours. 
She accepted the one with the other, and, 
almost without knowing it, found her 
chief delight in her -iisits to his office. 
She was really startled and annoyed with 
herself one morning, when it rained so 
prepostenmsly that slie was positively 
ash imtd to go out, to lind that the storm 
had brought an actual disappointmeut ; 
that she could settle comfortably to noth 
ing ; and was unable to rid herself of a 
disagreeable sense of somuthing precious 
being lost from her day. 

It set the little lady thinking very sc- 
riou'-ly, and, when slie mado her next 
visit, the doctor's manner was not such 
as To lull her back into uncon-sciousness. 
The warmth of pleasure in his greeting 
was unmistakable, ani his words had 
meaning iu their jest. 

" I generally like a rainy day," he said ; 
" It gives me some relief from the press 
of daily work, and ev.'U sometimes per- 
mits me a peep into a book ; but I must 
confess that yesterday was unmitigatedly 
dreary. I misled more than one kind of 
sunshine, and I am afraid I was abomina- 
bly cross to the few patients who braved 
th'e storm. Am I very selfish in hoping 
that the rain disappointed you too, just a 

However, in order that you may not en- ] 

tinly forget me, I shall bestow upon j'ou 

some parting souvenirs. Here is medicine 

to be taken whenever a chance cold may 

bring a return of the inflammation ; here 

is a lotion to be applied occasionally, and 

hero is— a leech. I will screw him up so 

tightly in this box that you may carry 

him in your p©cket if you like. Keep him 

iu a vase of pure water, and put him on if em gypsy 

ISigns of the Hands. 

A IJTTLK work on " Modern Palmistry" 
brings together a large amount of amus- 
ing gossip, but we cannot say how much 
you must believe of it. The person who 
will carefully study the wrinkles, furrows, 
lines and hollows on the hands, will be 
al>le to tell fortunes as w«ll as any mod- 

house-oame ; I could tell 

little bit, on account of your eyes, ot 
course, you know?" 

Now Flossy was ^ery innocent and 
childlike, but there was something in the 
doctor's look and tone, despite the play- 
fulness of his Word.s, which she felt in- 
stinctively there should not be, coming 
from him to her: which she knew neither 
Fred nor the pretty little Udy in the next 
room would like. At the same time she 
felt, with a burning of blood to her 
heart, that she could like it, far, far too 
well, if she should allow herself, and her 
resolve was taken on the instant, lihe 
answered so (luickly ind naturally that 
no one could uave gutssed what a sudden 
siege and repulse had been made within 
the moment in the citadel of her quiet- 
seeming breast, nor Cfiuld the doctor im- 
agine that she had suspected danger or 
intended defence. 

" Yes," said she, lightly ; " it was very 
naughty in you, both lo wish me to feel 
disappointed and to be cross to your poor 
patients. You deserve punishment, and 
1 shall administer it in the information 
that this is my last ^ isit to you. Fred 
was rximplimenting me only last night 
upon my eyes; said the violets were no 
longer overweighted with dew, and all 
that sort of thing, yoii know. And, in- 
deed, I find I no longer answer to Jere- 
miah's woful description of hims«lf;-my 
head is no longer a fountain of tears, nor 
mine eyes rivers of wUer ; I can actually 
read, write, and work once more without 
weeping, as though I lad been unkindly 
chidden to my task. For this blessed con- 
summation, I shall be eternally your 
debtor, doctor ; but it leaves me nothing 
to do in the present bit to bid you adieu, 
with the assurances of my most diatin- 
guished consideration." 

She spoke gayly. and her lips smiled, 
but her baud trembled as she held it out, 
and her face dropped, like a flower on its 
stalk, beneath the searching gaze of the 
doctor's clear gray e.ves. The news had 
come upon him like a blow, none the less 
heavy because for some time expected. 
He read now the answering pain she 
strove to hide in her faltering tone and 
changing hue, and he felt a wild longing 
to clasp her to his heart, just for one 
moment, and tell her how it hurt him to 
let her go, and rjompfd the sweet avowal 
that the parting was :i8 bitter to her. But 
the mad thought wis stifled as soon as 
bom ; he felt that she had taken the only 
wise, the only right course, and he com- 
pelled himseii to answer her in the same 

** Weel, it's an ill wind that blaws nae- 
bxly gude, ' he said, in a broad Scotch 
dialect, and with a mock rueful c-<)unte- 
nance. *' I «hall be left lamenting, but 

at any time y<iu should f."el again that 
congestion of the balls. You will give 
me a thought, perhaps, as you change his 
water daily, and I shall think of him feed- 
ine on more blue-veined temples, and — " 

Nonsense!" broke in Flossy, putting 
back from the doctor's hand the vase 
which contained several of the blood- 
thirsty little reptiles ; " if I need any more 
such severe remedies, I shall come to you 
again. But I have no fear that I shall, 
thanks to your sit ill and your great kind- 
ness and paticBce." 

Her voice was beginning to break again, 
and she added, hastily : 

"And now, doctor — friend — I must 
really say good-by." She put out her 
hand, and the doctor seized and held it 
tight. "You will believe." she began, 
again steadying her voice, but just then 
the same door, whose opening had Inter- 
rupted them once before, opened again, 
and the same sweet voice timidly request- 
ed "just one word with Alec." 

The doctor looked impatient. 

" Please stay just one moment longer," 
he begged, darting out of the room before 
she had time to refuse. He returned al- 
most immediately, aud Flossy said, in a 
reproachful tone : 

" I am afraid you have not half listened 
to what your wife had to say, Dr. Bu- 
chanan. I am sorry you hurried so. I 
would much rather have waited till she 
had finished." 

The doctor stared at his patient in blank 

" My loife ! What do you mean ?" he 

It was Flossy's turn now to look sur- 

" I mean your wife, of course," she said ; 
"the lovely little lady who occupies the 
next room, and whom you have just left." 

The doctor stood for a moment silent 
and confounded, then broke into an irre- 
pressible laugh. 

" So you thought I was married, did 
you?" he said, in exceeding amusement. 
" I must tell Elsie that." 

"And are you not, then ?" asked Flossy, 
in an eager, faltering tone. " But I saw 
you, Dr. Buchanan— I beg your pardon, 
but you left the door open— I saw you 
with your arm about that young iady, and 
her lips raised to vours." 

With much hesitation and many blush- 
es. Flossy brought forward this terrible 
charge, but the doctor only met it with 
another uncontrollable laugh. 

" And if you did," he said, as soon as 
he could speak, " who has a better right? i 
Elsie is my only sister, and was married \ 
six months ago to my partner, whose 
house this is. She's such a little goose 
as to be still very fond of her big brother, 
and every now and then has some won- 
derful favor to ask of him, the granting 
of which she repays with a kiss. Poor 
little Elsie! how she will laugh wheu I 
tell her that she has been taken for my 

wife !" 

Flossy laughed too, but it was very 
tremulously, and the crimson flush still 
dyed her downcast face, while her heart 
beat in great throbs, and her breath came 
too brokenly for speech. Dr. Buchanan 
looked at her as she stood blushing and 
quivering, searched her drooping face 
with his keen gray eyes, and a sudden 
great light flashed over his own counte- 

"Great Heaven!" he exclaimed, start- 
ing toward her, " I may have been taking 
for granted something equally without 
foundation. Will you tell me who was 
the gentleman who brought you here, 
and with whom I heard you discussing 
various housekeeping matters; the 
' Fred,' I mean, of whom you have .so 
often spoken? Surely your names are 
the same." 

"Fred?" said Flossy, bewildered; "of 
course our names are the same. He is 
the son of my father's only brother, and 
my own and only cousin and guardian." 

"But not your husband nor your 
lover?" demanded the doctor, much ex- 

" My husband ! How absurd !" ex- 
claimed Flossy, laughing hysterically, 
and crimsoning deeper than ever. " He 
is to be married within the month to the 
prettiest girl in New York, and it was for 
her we were choosing furniture." 

"Let him, and welcome!" cried the 
doctor, exultantly, seizing Flossy's hands 
in his, and bending a glowing glance upon 
her. " My dear little patient, we have 
both of us, like a pair ot simpletons, been 
taking it for granted that we each be- 
longed to somebody else, whereas, in 
reality, we belong to each other, as I have 
felt from the first ought to be the case. 

If the palm of the hand be long, and 
the fingers well proportioned, etc , not 
soft, but rather hard, it denotes the per- 
son to be ingenious, changeable, and given 
to theft and vice. 

If the hands be hollow, solid, and well 
knit in the joints, it predicts long life, 
but if overthwartcd then it denotes short 

Observe the finger of Mercury — that is, 
the little finger ; if the end of it exceeds the 
joint of the ring finger,such aman will rule 
, iu his own house, and his wife will be pleas- 
ing and obedient to him ; but if it be 
short and does not reach the joint, ho wiH 
have a shrew, and she will be boss. 

Broad nails show the person to be baeh 
ful, fearful, *but of gentle nature. 

Narrow nails denote the person to be 
inclined to mischief, and to di> injury to 
his neighbors. 

Long nails show a person to be good- 
natured, but distrustful, and loving recon- 
ciliation rather than diflerenca 

Oblique nails signify deceit and want 
of courage. 

Little round nails denote obstinacy, an- 
ger and hatred. 

If they are crooked at the extremity, 
they show pride and fierceness. 

Round nails show a choleric person, 
yet soon reconciled, honesty, a lover of 
secret scienc6. 

Fleshy nails denote the person to be 
.mild in temper, idle and lazy. 

Pale and black nails show the person 
to be very deceitful to his neighbor, and 
subject to many diseases. 

Red and marked nails signify choleric 
and martial nature, given to cruelty ; and 
as many little marks as are there speak so 
many evil desires. 

DroU Rnssian Proverbs. 

" Every fox praises his own tail." 

" Go after two wolvea and you will not 
even catch one." 

" A good beginning is half the work." 

" Trust iu God, but do not stumble your- 

" W^ith God, even across the sea ; with- 
out Him, not even to the threshold." 

" "Without cheating, no trading." 

" Money is not God, but it shows great 

"The deeper you hide anything the 
sooner you find it." 

" If God don't forsake us, the pigs will 
not take us." 

" A debt is adorned by payment." 

" Roguery is the last of trades." 

" Never take a crooked path while you 
can see a straight one." 

" Fear not the threats of the great, but 
rather the tears of the poor." 

" Ask a pig to dinner, and he will put 
his feet on the table." 

" Disease comes in by hundred weights 
aud goes out by ounces." 

*' Every little frog is great in his own 

"An old friend is worth two new ones." 

" Be praised not for your ancestors, but 
for your virtues." 

" When fish are rare, even a crab is a 

" A father's blessing cannot be drowned 
!n water aor consumed by fire." 

" A mother's prayer will draw up from 
the depth of the sea." 

The "Magic Eraser." 

Chicago papers, of a recent date, state 
that men are about the streets o( that city 
selhng a preparation called the " magic " 
eraser — a solution of chloride of lime, 
which is ised to remove ink marks from 
paper. However useful this article may 
be for some purposes, it has proven a dan- 
gerous ore, as rascals have of late begun 
to avail faemsclves of its erasing proper- 
ties to change checks and other commer- 
cial papers with fraudulent intent. In 
New York and other Eastern cities very 
bold opemtions of this kind have been 
successfully conducted, and bankers have 
become so much much alarmed that checks 
and drafts are scrutinised with the great- 
est care, and payment is refused unless 
parties presenting them are known at the 
bank. It is said that the fluid will not 
erase blue ink, and Chicago bankers are 
therelore instructing their cubtomers to 
use this color only in filling up commer- 
cial paper. A writer in the Chicago 
Tribum says : 

checks, notes, . . 

kind have been altered or tampered with 
by the use of the " magic fluid," hold the 
suspected paper over the flame of a gas 
jet, being careful not to scorch or bwrn it, 
and if any fluid has been applied to the 
paper, the place where it has been put will 

" To detect whether bank 
drafts, or papers of any 

Tell me, isn't it so? Won't Y^u be ^y ^'-^-^(jy"{;^^;^~edi;-„foVgd^^^^ 

little patient, and let me be your doctor | "i'f^i' , J ,„. w,,....,l„«i., ti,^ wri* 

forever from henceforward? Don't be 
coquettish— answer me, I beg of you." 

But Flossy held her face away shyly, 
and tried to hide the sudden great rush of 
happiness which had come over it. 

" It is a mutual mistake," she said, 
saucily, " and I shall go directly and tell 
Fred about it. Good-morning !" 

But though she rushed to the door in a 
wild, shy effort to escape, she was not 
allowed to go just yet, nor without pay- 
ing toll ; and it was well for her secret 
that the doctor had always required her 
to wear a thick veil in the street \— Apple- 
ton' » Journal. 

cided brown color. Frequently the wri 
ing or figures which have been erased by 
the fluid will reappear, faintly, on such 
application of heat." 

How He Knew. 

Brown was in a strange city for the first 
time in his life. It was raining, and 
Brown was carrying his umbrella unfurled; 
an umbrella, by the way, that Brown had 
carried for a long time, and was rather 
choice of. 

"Good morning to you, Misthur Brown, 
said an Irishman who was passing him, 
with a verv low bow. 
Brown was slightly confused. He knew 
Is a trial at Cork, for murder, the prin- no man in that place, and vrasn't aware 
cipal witness swore strongly against the that any one there knew him. H« was 
prisoner. He particularly swore that a 1 quite sure ho had never seen the Irishman 
hat, found near the place of the murder, | before. How should any one there know 
belonged to the prisoner, whose name was | bis name. As he plodded on, the more 
James. " By virtue of your oath, are you | he thpught of it the more puzzUd he be- 
sure that this is the same hat ? " Yes." j came. At length he got so curious about 
" Did you examine it carefully before you | it he turned around and walked after the 

swore in your information that it was the ''-'- '^ .«n..™ !,;.« j.<» aoia . 

prisoner's?" " I did." "Now. let me 
see," said O'Connell, as he took up the 
hat and began t J examine it carefully in 
the inside. He then spelled out the name 
of James slowly, in this manner : 
"J-a-m-e-8." " Now, do you mean to say 
this word was in the hat when you found 
it?" "I do." "Did you see it there?" "I 
did." " And is it the same hat r ' " It is.*' 
"Now, my lord," said O'Conneil, holding 
up the hat to the bench, " there is an end 
to this case — there is no name whatever 
inscribed in the hat." 

Irishman. Overtaking him, he said : 

" You called me Mr. Brown just now, I 

" Faith, I did, Bur." 

" Ever see me, before?" 

"No, sur." 

" Ever hear my name ?" 

" No, indade, sur." 

" How, then, did yon know my name ?" 

" Will yer honor be afther giving me the 
price of a drink if 1 11 tell ye how I knew 
your name was Brown?" 

"Oh, yes." 

" Bedad, sur, I saw it in your umbrilly;!" 

A PiTTSFiELD, Masw., couple once visited 
a married pair in I'tica, and a friend re- 
marked: " What a fine couple the Pitts- 
field lady and thtf Utica m*n would 
make." Tears passed, the Utica wife 
died, the Pittsfielu man was kille«i in the 
war, and the widow aoji widower Were 

least, I you wiU be freed from my cruellies, recently united in the holy bonds. 

At a temperance meeting in Buffalo a 
f .... ^/... iits ago a lady declared it her firm 
l*elief tha^ it was a grave sin for parents 
to allow their children to use condiments, 
and inveighed against the long category 
ot Mn and crime which may be traced 
back to the immoderate use of the Etimu- 
latlog intistard. 


Ida Lewis has turned seamstress. 

The New Orleans street cars are en- 
tirely propelled by mules. 

Chestek, S. C, has a police force com- 
posed of boys of sixteen. 

A KOuoH of Portland boasts that he has 
bitten the uoses off of five men. 

Ma-nchesteb, N. H., has forWdden 
smoking in its streets on Sunday. 

OvEB twelve million tons of coal have 
been received iu Philadelphia since 1855. 

Tub Territory of New Mexico contains 
a population estimated at 125,000. 

A BuooKLYN woman unsuccesafnlly 
tried to commit suicide by swallowing 

A nERMiT in Westchester county, N. 
Y"., wears a costume of old boot legs tied 

Tub Emperor of China is recei\nng 
mirrors and costly household furniture 
from Paris. 

Pbnnbyt.vania has a pedagogtie ninety- 
six years old. He is one of the Old Mas- 

Wallinopord, Conn., intends to cele- 
brate its two hundredth anniversary in 
September next. 

A Norfolk lad shot himself rather 
than to take care of a squalling baby for 
two hours. 

A LITTLE boy died at Grass Valley, 
Cal., last month, from eating friction 

A Brooklyn man brags over a watch 
which has been in his family for two hun- 
dred years. 

Tue British House of Lords now num- 
bers 474 members, only thirty-one of 
whom are unmarried. 

The first London edition of the first 
number of Mr. Dickens' new novel will 
consist of 70,000 copies. 

There are three men in New Y'ork who 
makel good livings by writing advertise- 
ments for the public. 

There are now living in Maine, in good 
health, five brothers named Lambert, aged 
respectively 9G, ^92, 87, 81, and 79 years. 

'The next great Astronomical Congress 
will take place in 1871 at Stuttgart. A 
Geographical Congress will be held in 
Antwerp in August. 

A LADY is in trouble at New Orleans 
for padding her clothing with five boxes 
of cigars and a lot of jellies, when she 
landed from a Havana steamer. 

Over 100 young women are said to be 
at present studying law in this country — 
many in the universities, but more in law- 
yers' offices, where they pay their tuition 
fees by writing. 

Boston I AN 8 suggest a grand tea party 
on the centennial anniversary of the day 
on which the tea was thrown overboard, 
to which %\\ native-born Bostonians shall 
be invited. 

The 'chignon is doomed, say the Paris 
gossips. One lady, hearing the report, 
has retired to her country seat, where she 
means to bc'shaved, iu the hope of having 
a head of native growth before next 

At the recent municipal election in the 
small town of Purtuis, France, only 
twenty-nine voters out of eighteen hun- 
hred registered their votes. Without loss 
of time the whol*! twenty-nine voted 
them.selvesunanimou.«ly into office. 

The reduction in telegraphic tolls in 
Franco increased the receipts by nearly 
15,000 for the month of December. 
Twenty words, counting the address, sent 
from one point in France to another, now 
cost twenty cents, instead of forty. 

An old cooper in Farmer's village, 
Conn., now a man of bO years, has worked 
at his trade for sixty-four years, and in that 
time hastmade over twenty thousand 
casks. He made for one distiller barrels 
sufficient, if placed side by side, lo reach 
over eight miles. 

John Cottle, a Cincinnati policeman, 
convicted of manslaught«r, was so over- 
come by his sentence of five years in the 
Penitentiary, that his hair has turned 
white, and he lost fifty pounds in weight 
within six weeks after his arrest. 

There is in Detroit a young man who 
has on the rigkt side of his face a heavy 
black beard, and has also a moustache, 
while his left cheek is, and always has 
been, entirely beardless. He is now 19 ^ 
years of age, and his beard upon the one 
side began to grow lu.xuriantly when he 
was a mere infant. 

The co£t of the franking privilege in 
Canada is estimated at $100,000 a year. 
The privilege is enjoved by the Governor 
General, the chief officers of each depart- 
ment, the Speaker and Clerk of each 
House of Parliament, and during the ses- 
sion, as well as for ten days before and 
after its opening and closing, by members 
of both Houses. 

Lightnino struck and melted a gun bar- 
rel. A careless inspection of the solved 
metal suggested a thought, and that in turn 
begat another, until the final result was 
the discovery of the manufacture of steel 
by means of electricity, for which the 
discoverer now holds letters patent from 
the Government of the United States, and 
which will be among the most important 
discoveries of the age. 

A California paper reports that the 
" friends "ot a Chinaman, who had been 
sick for some time, thought he was dying, 
and forthwith tumbled him into a coffin, 
and proceeded to bury him. Some Amer- 
icans, however, interfered, and took him 
out of the coffin. It was then about 4 
o'clock in the afternoon, and the China- 
man lived until 9 the next morning, when 
his spirit took its flight. 

A watchmaker in Meriden, Conn , baa 
on exhibition in his shop an old watch, 
with only an hour hand and a common 
catgut for a winding-chain. It has a brass 
case, but was originally inclosed in a 
huge tortoise shell. The inscription on 
the watch is, " W. Lee, No. 2, 1«58 " mak- 
ing it '213 years old ; undoubtedly the old- 
est running watch in America. It keeps 
good time, not varying two minutes a 

A remarkable case of long life and 
premonition of death is reported from 
Egar, Bohemia. An old man of 108 years 
arose in the morning perfectly healthy, 
smoked his pipe, and then went out to 
see his son, who was working in the for- 
est, to tell him that he (the father) would 
die that evening ; at the same time telling 
the son how the funeral was to be con- 
ducted, and who should bear him to the 
grave. The son, seeing the old man's 
goo«l humor and health, laughed at what 
he ccmsidered a whim. Nevertheless, 
when he returned home at night, he found 
his father dead. The mother relates that 
he had retomed to the bouse, desired a 
drinf of water, had fallen asleep in his 
chair, and never woke again. 













u i RJjijet 


V'LDXESDAY, ATKIL in, 1370. 

Til E FI I?' r E kl NT il A >! 12 X I) .'.I li S T. 

Pi'ociamatiuii by tbe Prcsiticut. 

To ili« Sruate and Ilnuse orK«rpreser.tfttiTCj : 

I« if onr^uil to notify tho two bouses 
OMigfj'S b^ nieii,«, of the pr iinul 


'V;ati3n hy tbe prowlaiuutiun of t'ce Sf^retivry of 
c^tate, of the ratiQoation of a oi>ii:itifuti.iu3l 
ADieailirent. In Tit<w, however, ufthj vast 
importHnoe of th« XVtb ArnenJuieat of the 
ConstitutioQ. thid (iay derlaroil h p»rt ufthiit 
rororcd insiraTnent, I ii<«r.i a diparturo fi'inn 
the ustuil cufitoin j J:)t)fiable. A meittoirtf which 
lunkes at Gnr-« 4,0'.>0,0t:0 of pe-jpla vut«rs who 
wer« heretnfore doclurt'd by tbe bif best tribu- 
nal in the Undnot citizaaiof the I uitel -States 
iiur ali^^ible to becQUs so, with (he ns^crti<>n ■■ 
thkt at tb« liineof tbe Duc!>tr.tM>>n of Iniicpon- , 
deno« (he optnioa was fixed anrl universal 
autong the civilized portion of the white ra4»e, 
And regarded ks an axiom of morali ya well as 
in poltticj that black men "had no rights 
which white men were b.Miiid to recpi-'-t," is 
indeed a nioature of );raiiJ.-r iiDpirtauco than , 
any otht-r act of tbe kind from tho foundation 
ai tat trca government to thnprodent liioc. 

Iiistitutii>u« like our?, in which M p.jwer is 
ilerivf d directly from tho pccple, must depend 
matiily upon tbeir intcllig-inci-, patriotiuKi and ■ 
industry. I pall the attention, tbtrtforo, of 
tbe aevly enfrauchi*-id race to the importance 
:>( their thriving in ercry honorable manner . 
<•> Biiko them^'olves worthy of thoir naw privi- 
lege. Ti tbe race ni'»re ffivflfod borctufi'TO by 
our law* I would s.iy, wiibJiold lo l.-^al privi- 
!'-i{e of advancc'ueul to the nmv citizens. The 
irjifserfl "f our Con-tifiition erra'y believed that 
a rfpublican f'^rra •■( goverinn'-iit cmld not 

endure with. "Ut intelli.;i-i:ce and eduoition were 
genoraSy diiVu.sed among th«? people. The hea- 
ther ot Lis Country, ia bis f.irewcll address, , 
used thii languaj^e: •'.i'fonioto thei-, a* a 
matter ^-f pri«u<xry itaportan'.-e. instiiatijn< for ', 
th« jjeneral dillusion of knr.wluag?. In pro- 
portion as the strumure of the KOfirnincnt 
jjive« force to public opinion it is essential ! 
that publio cpini^^n sboiud he enlijjhtenod " i 
In his 9rit tce'sa^e to (Jou^rtss the 
same views were fofii'oly pTe«ent»d, and are 
ag.iin uj-po'l in his eiijhth mijsugo. 

1 repeat that the adoption of the XVth ; 
fcmoniraent to the Cons:!tuti 'n completer tlie 
Ijrsat.'st civil>;e, and constitatea the most , 
iinportant event that bus occarrvd siuce tbe ; 
nation caiae into life. The change will be 
beneficial in proportion to the heod thut i.« sir- ; 
•ti to '.honrjeot rtcotnm'jn.lrttionj of Waslii-.R- 
t"»ti. If these rc-'omtnendafion^ were iai;iortant 
then, with a poj,iiUti'>n ol but a few millions, 
how much more iroportaDl r.ow with a popula- 
tion of 10,0iM),00it, .lud i!i"r?»i'inif dt * r^pid 
ratio. I would, tbcrofotc. ea'u upon Congrejs 
to take «11 within their con-tituiioual 
power to promote and eiicoui.t^e fi>i>ul»r ed- 
DC.itioa throii(;houl tbe coiirtry uiii upon the 
people everywhere to see to it that all who 
pniisi.-gs and exercise poiiticil r'ght?, shall li«ve 
an opportunity to acrjiii.e knuWei^ro wbich 
will make thiir share in the govcrnniirt e 
bics.-ing and not a dangiT. By »^<'h mean* 
«niy can the bonefits couteiiiplated by this 
mmeudmont to the Oouiiitiitiou be stiurcd. 


ExicuTiVB Ma!»3!0s, March 30, 1670. 

l"'ox River imiirovc- 

It will be hard for any one to over eitimata 
the importance of this work, since it will giv<» 
ana< igaMe WKtcr communicakion between the 
Mi.'sissippi and tbe grtat Lakos. a>'d to the 
seaboard, which will be in direct competition 
with tho railroads running to Milwaukee or j 
ChioAjjo, as well as the St. P.iul & Superior ; 
road. Monopolies ruin the farmer, and any- 
thing that oan be done to che.ipon the freight ; 
bills ou westurn products whi.-h find a market 
in the cast, is so much capital to tiie producer. | 
Steamboats of light draft are now enabled by I 
a few locks, t.» pass from the Mississippi lo , 
Lake Michigan the high water season, ; 
and the improvemont« proposed are to enlarge i 
these locks, and to deopen tho river channels 
so that boats of atleasi five foot draft may pass 
through the l\>\ and Wisconsin during the j 
eiitire season of suiomer navigation. It is es- i 
timaled that the work, which has been demon- 
> strated to be entirely leasiUe, will cost a little 
; over lour luillions of dolUrs, and the aid of 
the general (JovurnBient has been solicited. 

F'oMi a pamphlet on this subject, which 
has been at the ioi-tance ol Governor 
Falrehiid. of Wisconsin, and heartiiy inJcrsed 
by the Governors of Minrr!»ta. Iowa, and 
i Missouri, we makothe fo'bwinj: oxtiact. 
I Itis estimated by t^overnor Fcnton and the 
State Engineer of N*w i'ork that by adapting 
tho Erie or New Yo.k cauals to the u?e ol 
steatM. the co-st of triiusp-Tt.tion will ho re- 
duced at leas^. fifty per centum, 

Tho improvtuient of the Uifi'on«in; as pro- 
posed by (Jen. Warren, partako." of the nature 
of both river a-:d canal impr iveipent. The 
inotivo power upon tbe Eri<* Canal is horsc» 
power and upon the river stevm ; and tbe 
aiovement up'-n trin river is at least lour tunes 
as great hs upon the canal. It i* believed that 
" . .. . .1 .. propoicd 


■ n 


in th* uiatier o« tran^portati 
ifriroveiuant aiproximutes more ntariy to an 

- than to a canal. 

ordinary river i.nprovemeiit 
If S", it is safe to say thut the 

o;t of 

will be 

portation and receipts per ton per mi.e win -a 
.V,# tliuud.c-r'uurlh ./Ihetanubi/rml ; and w. 11 
b». ^till less "if the Guveran^ont shall co.le.t 
toll.i siiffi'; lent to pay the cost of repairs 
and management. 

This enterprise Is of a natioual character' 
and without iiacstion should receive the sup- 
port of Ih-; national government. To Minne- 
sota, Iowa, Mi.^jouri »;ul Wisconsin, the work 
is of vital iiiiportjuce, and its eoiuplotion 
should bo hailed with delight by every farm« 

of tbe ncrthwfast. 

^ . 

' LIFE IN I'TAii; or the Mysteries and Crimes 
ofMormv.ndom. B. ing an Expo.e of tho 
S-'oret Kites and Cercnjouics of the Latter- 
day HdinlH, v,ith a Full and Autli. iitic liis- 
tory of the Mormon Sc.t from its O.-igen to 
tho present time. By J. II. IWdle, Editor of 
the Suit L'lkc lieporUi: I-sued by ^ub- 
rcription on!v. and not for sale in tho Book- 

i store?. An Agent waatcd in every County. 

' — NaTiij-XaL FcBiibHi-NU '.'u., Chicago. 


ILtmiltuit ri*h, Seeretnry of Stat* of lh« VniteJ j 

S'.iitfi, i 

To whom all these present* may coice: Creetinp. j 

K.How TE, That tha Congress of tbo United 
rotate', on or about tho 27ih day of FebriMry, 
IS^'9, parsed a resolution in tbe words and li;;- 
wrcs following, towit : | 

A reiolu;'. jn proposing an amenJmeBt to tbe Constl- ; 
lutioii of the United .-late". ' 

Jteaolcfti, bj (he Senate nml ITnuBr of licpr':- j 
ttxtatire* uf the i'niltd i^'t'il'i of Anfrint in \ 
t'otyrru uinr iibUd, ttc.n tli'rrli of Ijotk lIuHira '■ 
euarnrriiiij, Ih^it th« following arti'do hi pro- . 
jijscd to ttio Lcjjislaturts of tuo -everal Stales, 
as an amendment to the Consliiii'.ion of thj 
irnitc 1 .^tat»-s. which, whin ratifiud by three- 
fourths of said L.-si<jlnti;res, shall be valid as a 
part of tho Uoustimtion, namely 


-XV. .'ioc. 1. The rights of cilijtsns of 
the ImMtd Stales to vote ?! all not bo ilenicd 
or abrid^d by tho Utjiied States or any .-late, 
on account of race, color, or previous condi- 
tion of oervitudo. 

Sec. 2. Congress shall hava power to en- 
force iMs artiulo by appropriate legislation ; | 
and further, that it uppears from otticial docu- 
iiiect-i on tilo in tiiis Hepartment, that the | 
amendment to tho Conftiiution of tbe United 
Status, propo»ed as afoiesaid, has been ratifi- 
ed bv the Legi.'latureg of the ijtates of >orth 
Carolina, West Virginia. Massachusetts, Wis- 
cnnsin, Maine, Michigan, South Garoiina, ' 
renn.^ylvania, Arkaiisa.s. Connecticut. Florida 
Illinois, Iowa. Indiana, New York, New Hump- ' 
•hire, Nevada. Vermont, Mis.-»ouri, Virgiiria, I 
Alabama. Kiusas. Mississippi, Minnesota. 
Obi.>, Uhodo Island, Nebraska and Tt .tas, in 
all twenty-nine States; and further, that the 
ietate-« whose Legislatures have so ratified said ; 
proposed amendment constitute tbree-^iurlhs 
«f the wholo number of States in tho United 
Fsates; and further, that it appears from an 
othcial document on file in this Department, ; 
»hat tho Lsgi.<lature of the Statu of New Yorit 
has since passed reiolatiors ciuiming to with 
(iraw such ratitication of said ainondmeut, 
which had been made by the Lt-gisliture of; 
that State, and of which ofii ia) n^-ti .e had : 
been Bled in this Department; and turther, . it appears from an offini;*! docuineut on ; 
file in this Department, that tho Legi.ilaiuro of i 
Georgia has by resolution ratified said pro- ' 
posed amendment • ! 

Now therefore, be it known, that I. llami'- i 
Ion Fish, Secretary of Stale of the United 
btates. by virtue and in pursuance of the sec- • 
• ad se-tionoftho act of Con^rrerS approved 
the 20th day of April. l!<^', cntuled '"an act , 
to provide for the publication of the I.".ws of j 
the United States and for othtr purpoMS," do , 
hereby certify that the araen<li.ient alorefiid 
has become valid to all intents and T'lri'*^-"^'. 
a- part of the oonstitution of tbe United State.^. ' 
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my 
huinl and camed the soul of tho Department 
ofStiteto be affixed. D.T.e at tbe city of 
AV.ishington this 3 0th day f f March, in the j 
yjar of < ur Lord 1h7(». and of the Indopen- 
lJ»iiueof the Uuited State:- the ninety-fourth. ; 

Frora. Adcance Shfetf. I 

» * * Stranger etiH, polygamy is j>xpre».-ily | 
forbidden by tbo '• K»ok of Mormcn." \ 

In the third book and second chapter of that i 
work, tho angel me>scDgcr is represented as ; 
saying to the Nephitcs ; " But the T^oid of 
t;od burd-nsmebecauiro of your gioi<er crime?, j 
For thi.' peoplo begin to uax in iui'iuity ; they 
under.-tand not tbe scriptures, for they seek to 
excu-^e ih(m?e!vcs iu co.ninitting whoredom^ 
becau.-eofthp things which were written con- j 
ciriiiug David and Solomen, his son. lh;'3". , 
truly, had many wives and concubines which 
thing was abominable before me, saith the 
Lo'.i, wherefore, hearken unto the word of the ^ 
Lord, for th.-r.T shall not any man among you ■ 
have save it be one wife, and co-.icub-.nes he 
.^hall have none, for I, the Lord God, dehghteth 
in tho cha-;titv of womtn." 

It bus exhaustp'l all the ingenuity of Mormon 
writers to reconcile tbi.s passage Willi the new 
revelation, but th'V succeed in doing so sufb- 
cientlv lo satisfy their consciences. The Mor- | 
mon history rdJtcs that when the full «"'•«-•'•'> ; 
tho new covenant was p-rccivcd the ^ ^T''"- J 
was filled with astuDi-hmcnt and dread. All , 
the traditions- of his early education wer*- over- i 
thrown, and yet he felt it \'.x.< tho work ot tbe , 
Lord. In vain he sought to be released Irom , 
the bur Ion of communicating the new doctrine 
to the world, and at k-ngtk obtained penuission 
to keoj. it a secret, as yet. from all but the , 
Twelve Apo.-itk.-, and a fe» other leading men. 
As the hour approached when he wa5 to tiicet 
them in council, horror an-i fear of what might 
be the result overcame lim, and be hr.stily 
n:ounted his horse and flee from the city But 
a mighty ongcl met Llm oi tbo road, stood in , 
the way with a drawn swfrd. and with awful | 
voice and oflcnded mien lud him return. i 

The-e pratendcd forebocings wore fully jus- 
tiCe.l by tbe event, for, iu spite of the seer- cy 
maintained, tho matter was soon bruited 
abroad, and there was f<arful commotion in 
" Zion."' Old Moriiions havo told mo that 
wh«n Hiey first heard ittbn>- were horror-strick- 
en at tho thought, and for, "ears after could not 
believe tbe report. 

When the matter was fint broached in secret 

■ council. Williai.i Law. Fir^t Counselor to Jo- 

■ .coph Smith, stood lip and (caMunccd it as frtiu 
' the devil, and added: If aiy man preaches th it 
' doctrine in luy fan.ily, I will take bis life' 
• This Law hada young an(' beautiful wife, for 
I wham Joseph w.i.' ahrady intrigcing, and b.s 
I final success with h-r and aUempt to get her 

divorced from her busbai.J. caused the latter to 

' apostatize, and hsvd no suiull share in bringing 

on the dillioultieo whiv.h rtsulted iu Joi^ph's 

■ death. 
As might he expected, tl e men were t.ic first 

convcrt?r Joseph and a ffw others began soon 
to act upon tncir new priviicgrs. Joseph seems 
to have been pretty successful, and soon had 
half a-dozen spiritual wives, though all wa; 
still kept secret. While soliciting ladies to be- 
come •' scaled" to him, h» nialo several unsuc- 
cessful * * * 



Marriage ii a fair transaction on the face or 

But there is cjuitc too often put-up jobs in it. 
It is I'u old institusbuji', older ihau tlm pyra- 
mids, and az phull of bjrogliphic» thai nobody 
eau par-c. 

History holds its tongue who the pair wa« , 
who'put ou the silkeu harne.-s, and prom- ' 
iscd to work kind in it thru thick and thin, up*iU 
and down, and ou tho level, rain Or shine, sur- 
vi\e or perish, sink or swim, drown or lioto. 

I5ut whoever they waz, they must have made 
a good thing out of it, or so uenny ov the pos- 
terity would not hev harnessed up siuce and 
drove out. 

Thcro iz a grate moral grip to marriage ; it 
it iz the mortar that holds tho sooshul bricks 

r.ui there ain't but darn few pholk.' who put 

their money in matrimony who could set down 

and give a good written opinyun whi on earth 

I thev cum to did it. 

I ibis iz a grate proof that it iz one or them 

■ natral kind ov acksidents tiint must happen, 
I list m-i. birds Hy out ov the nest, when they bav | 

■ feathers enutl, without being able tew tell why. | 
I Sum many for buly, and never diskovor | 
' their mistake : this is lucky. ^ _ j 
1 Sum marry for mouuey, and don't see it. | 
i Sum marry for pedigree, aud firl big for ; 

six mouths, ;ind then very sensibly cum tew , 

; the conelu.hun that pedigree ain't no better j 

'■ than skimniilk. | 

i Sum marry bckawse they hav bin highsted 

sum where e'so : this iz a cross match, a bay 

• and a sorrel; pride may mako it endurable. 

I Sum many for lovd without a cent in their | 

' pocket nor a friend in the world, n..r a drop ov > 

pedigree. This looks desparate, bat it m the i 

utrtuijth or the ijnme. \ 

i If marrying for love ain't a success, then: 

' matrimony i/. a dcd beet. I 

Sum marrv, bfcaw^e they think wiininin wUl : 

bo scarce next year, snd live lew wouder how . 

tho < rop holds out. I 

Sum m^irry tew get rid of themselves, and j 

dis -over th: t the game waz one that two could 

pinv af, and neither win. ; 

Sum marry the second time tew get even, j 

and fin.l it a gambling game— the more they 

put down the less tboy take up. i 

Sum ruarry tew be happy, aud not finding it, j 

wo'jder where all the happiness goes to when i 

it dies. ! 

Sum marry, they can't toll why, and live, j 
ihoy can't tell how. 

Almost cvorybody gets married, and it is a 
good joke. 

Sum marry in haste and then sit down and 
tWnk it carefully over . 

Sam think it over careful fust, and then sit I 
down and marry. 

Both ff a vs are right if they hit the mark. 

Sum'rv tew convert them. This is 
a little riiky, and takes a smart missionaiy to 

do it. " j 

Sum many co.juctts. Tins iz like haying a 
poor farm heavily mort^rag.Hl, and workii g the 
'■ balance of yourd.iysto clear oph the mortgages. 
Married life hasite chances, and this is just 
what gives it its flavor. Every boddy loves 
tew phool with t!io chances, bekausc every bod- 
dy expect.^ tow win. But I am authorized tew 
italu thatevery boddy don't win. 

luit, after all, married life is full as certain 
i as the dry goods bizness. 

I No man can swear exactly whar« ho will 
i fetch up when he touches calico. 
I Kno man kan tell jist what calico haz made 
I up its mind tew do next. 

Calico don't kno even hcr?elf. 
: I)rv goods ov all kinds is the child of oir- 

I curnstansia. 

Sum never marry, but this cz risky ; the dis 

' ea/e iz the tame, with an other name to it. 
j The man who stands on the banks sblrer- 
' ing, and dasseuf.iz more apt tew ketch cold 
' than him who pitches hiz head fust into the 

river. . 

! Thare iz but few who never marry bekauze 
' they tcont—th^y all hanker, and mo. t ov llicm 
' starve with bread before thtm (spread cu both 

sides) jist for tbe lack ov grit, 
.'./(i.ry ipiutf ! iz my motto. 
! I hev tiled it, aud 1 know what I am talkiti^ 

' about. 

If enny boddy asks you whi you got roar 
I ried (if it needs be) fell him y" ,li,ut rer.AUkt. 
Marriage iz a safe w.iv to gamble- if yu win, 
yu win a pile, aud if y u lozc, yu don't loze en- 
nvthing, only the privilege of living d.smally 
alone, and soaking your own feet. 
! I repeat it. iu italics, m.irry yinitj > 

Thare iz but one good excuse for a marriage 
late in life ; and that iz— « m-cnnd vuini'igc. 

WilEELEli it WiLbOlN'S 

UavD been before tho publio for nearly 



They have beet siidjccted to the SEVEREST 
TLSi'.S and tlr iiiosi Hitter t'onij)etitiun; they i 
alone took the iTirst Pffeminm at tho 


and the 

Paris Exposition, 

where all M-ichiiiosof any note were in compe- 
tition ; and (bo 


at the MiNXKso rA State Fair of 13C0, held 
at Uochestcr. J^icarly 


I of them are busily working iu all parts of the 






Also General Agents for 

and other First Class 

O O'S 




, K-' 

I^ITKI) STATES, ^'^^'^.HB^up' 


TiitKKV, ci:n»rai. amkuk a, 



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•^x- Martin Couu'y, State of Minnesota Iu the tnav- 
terof tbe K<itate of Edwiiril M. Eiiiftmiin, dece»i>ed. 

liy virtue of an order of license, issurd t.y the Pro- 
bale Court of said couuty, aiithoiiEirif; the unrlrr- 
signed «dininistri'trlx to stil a piirt of the Real Bsrate 
of sni'l Eilwonl M. I aslniaii, ■itc»a»e<l, for tbe pur- 
pose of pajliiif tbe de),lg of said dtctaseil. I «ili of- 
fer for gait on iIil- leiifh day of May. A. I).. 1S70, on 
th"- preuilKen bttweon 9 o'clocli In tbe morninj and 
the scttin;? <!f tiiesun of (he same day, ih'' following 
described land, being in Martin Conn'y gta'e of Min- 
nesuiu, viz : Kijfhiy xcr's off of the South pide of the 
North Wert fraetioual (Quarter of Section nmnber 'our 
(4) Townslilj) 05ie burdrid and four (l'^) north. 
Raiige twe?ily nine (jr'J) west, as tbe property oi said 
deceased, for cash lo pay tbe debts of said Ldward M. 
Dated ihis 2Ut day of March, A. D,, 15T0. 

884 Tr4 



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• t • -■ ■-'. 

Snoninger <af uo. a 

.and to-day it stanas, in the language of the 
^cioitijii: AiTtir icaii, 

•'Without a llival," 

Foremftst among Family Sewing Machines, 
both in Europe and America. 

ft does more x:ork thai any other muchi'nc note 

in use. It „,,,. _~ 

FEU..<*. O.tTn.Tf, 

CubUS, lilt A 11).-!, 



RUTTON U0LK3 all ia 



11E.M SX1TCHE3, 

ft superior .<1ii!i I, tr, 

RIakin*' the Lock S^xtcli 

without tbo hi I of a Sbuitle, and makes no 


Mn.^. II. W. UOLLEY, 
Agent at WinncnHgo City. 

General Ajcuct/for So'tth, trtst Minnesota, in 
MopLnio. CnauLES Uunslttk, 

32Syl -^^"'*- 

Manufacturers and Importers of ,-„<-, 



NEW YORK. > ^L~ - ' 

Stbawbekkies and Cream— Who does not 
love them? Ev«ry odo should hsvea strawber- 
ry bed. C. L.Smith, ot vValnut Lake Nursery, 
w'ill send hv wail, prepaid, choico plants ol 
Wils'..!i's Albany, Crimfon Cane. Great Aupun 
&i- at 30 cents per dozen, or */. UO 
Leniiing's White, finest wbito 
straw-oerry grown, 60 cents per dozen. ^100 
p^r hundred, ?2i. 00 per thousand. Good 
strong, now fully packed in moss, 
with lull directions how to plant aud cultivate 

per hundred 




N'oUce Is hereby jfiven thtt by virtue of an order of 
license made on the I '/111 day of February, ls70, by 
tbe Prubate Court of the county of Karitiaull, St»te of 
Minnesnia, the utxlereigncd (ruardian of "Gleasoii Mi- 
nors," will kcll at j.ul'licaatlion «l the front door of 
t)ia 1*081 Oitice li the town of ♦» innebafto City, Fari- 
bault County Minnesota, on the Iti day of April A. P. 
1S70, at teu o'clock A, M., the following described 
rtal eslate situated hi said Couoty to wit : The South 
West Q'.arter of Seciiiin four (4) and the South East 
quarter of S.-ction tive (.■^,) all In town one hundred 
and iwo (102) Nolthof Range tweuty-elgbl (ib) West. 
Terms ca^h. 

Dated March 22d l«7rt. 


834«r4 Guardian. 

pROBATE COURT, County of Martiu, State of Mln- 
^ nesota, ss. 

In the matter of the estate of John M"ar deceased, 

t>ii Ihi- I'i h day of Miirch. 1^7o, upon rtaiilnif and 
filing the i»rtflion of Aicbibald M.:ir, of Farih.uU 
("ounty >Iinnesota. stating tliat J(hu Moa.-, of .Moii-.d 
City, Illino s, died intestate on It.e 14tli d«y ot Nu- 
veii.bir. 1S6'J, and leaving Estate It- hI. In mid Couniy 
of .Martin, S'aie of Mbinesota, ai.d prajb g Uoif Ar- 
chibald .M.>ar te aj.pciuted aiimiijis'rali'r "f the e». 
tate of said deceaaeii It i« orf'eii.d iha! fsid afplic-i- 
tionbe heard hetore me, r.t the office of 'be Probate 
Judge, lit Ills resideiic In the tc wii of Xa^hville. In 
the Conntyot Martin, on thelfiih day of April A. D., 
1870, at 10 o'cl'.ck A. M. 

And it is further ordered that pa.d notice of ai'pli- 
eation and hearing be given by i.ubiUhli.g a c-py of 
tlili order for throe puoce^sive Wweks. oi^c- in each 
week, ill the Fbue HoMtSTEJU, a weekly new-|.aper 
prinlrd at Wionel'Bgo Tity, Furibauit County, Mifiuo- . 
E3la, prior lo said bciirini:. 

Bv the Court. 


8ajw4 Probate Judge. 





Red nnd Kould-Board 





HAS Jusr 


Fate <'f the City ollJoston. 
An en/ineer writing to the New York Even- 
ing rosr in regard to tL« lalsslng steamer, 

Tb3 probable fate ol the City of Boston has 
been an encounter with an iceberg. One wi I 
natorallr sny that the e:ii. tain, being carcf.l, 
would reduce the rpeed ol his ship when tbe 
depression of tbe thermometer would show 
that there were ieebertjs in the neighborhood. 
Suj.pose. then, that tbo speed had t^een reduc- 
c.i to ten knots «n h-Mir, and let us see with 
what forca tl" City of Moston would strike an 
iceber<^ of s«ffl'-'>n» magnitude t.-> lemnin prac 
ti.;ablJimmfV"ble when the vessel *''='<''''»• 

The City of llosion probably wei^bcd 1(1*10 
tons, water in boilers. SHy 50 tons, fieight hOO 
tons, miking in all I'JOO tons. At a speed of 
ten knots an hour she woii>d move fevoi.lcen 
feet in one se?ond, wbith would g'vc the ves- 
sel a momentum, or force with whieh she 
would strike, of 32,300 tons, a force sufficient 
to crush in her bows for many feet. Beiiaos 
this, let one ima-ine for a njoro«-r;t tho clVecl 



Warranted to scour in «nj kind of soil, and 
hardeucd by »i process known ouiy to otir- 


Manufactured entirely of iron and stoel, 


Of tho most approved pattern. Also 


Boots, Shoes. 


Crokery and 
DeLaincs, Bleached and 

Unbleached Cotton, 

Hats ana, Clotha, 

Also.Sugar. Tea, Coffee, f^yrup. Molasses, 

Kerosene and Machine Oil, »'. heal, Oats,!; lour, 


Crockery : Cups and Saucers, Plates 
Meat I'ibhes, Ewers and Radius 

Glass Lamps and Chimneys, Comet Sun Bum- 
era and Lbiinneys, 

Zanterns, 7\cmbler>, Goblets, 


pn-BOOTS and SHOES made to onlcr and 
repairing neatly "lono. 





Dealers in 

Stoves, Tin 





anufactu.ors of 

EAVE troughs, SPOUTING, 

and all kinds of 


A £n* assortment of 

Table and Pocket Cutlery, 
Gvind-StoneJi and Ilajigiii^s, 

Droakin^ aud Croh»ing 


Kertcc-Wire, tCv., ttc. 

J- H. Welch, Wm. Wallace, Chas. Wallaoo. 
Winnebago City, Minn. 
April 7 th. 1868. 




In the matter of the Estate of Lecnidas BanlMt 


Letters of .^ilmini.-itration on said Estate baring 
been gi^anttd to till- unde s!jsned on th" £8th day iT 
March I'sTO, notice 1« hert-t-y given, that six nion^lia 
from and after said day. bave been allowed and liudl- 
•d for creditors to I'lfkesit their clwiins a(tKin>t wIil 
eslate, for examinHtion ami slltiwance. and tjist oa 
2Mb d«y of ?e|>t>-ml'fcr. A. f) . l-«7<', at fen o'clock A. 
M., ^t the Probaltf Cffiee iu lilue Earth fiij, Ffcri- 
bRult Couniy, ?dinneenta, the Judge of Pr< bste of 
said county, will near, exitmlne and tillu"' ilalma 
against the estate of the dece;i?ed U any there b*. 

Dated lhis4lb day of Ai;ril A D., 1670. 


88Gw8 Adioiiibtr»<or. 




Jum fiiLUehediH a Sealed Envelope. Price 
six ecvt§. 
Al.rrlnreon lli« Nature. TreaJmeu* 

AOil Itniilcul Cure of Fjicj inatorihoe, or Siir.irisl 
Weakn»fs, Iii\olr.ntai y Kniifrfi'-iiS, fo.Tuul Dtbility 
and lmpedinif-nl.1 to .Marri*(?e gciier:tlly. Nrrvou*- 
ness, Coni'unii)iioii, Epilips 'y and Fi!s MtnthI and 
PhvicBl liio-ip.icitv, re-ultinjr from Stlf-Atiis*, ic. 
By' KOHI.ltT J Cl LVi:U\\ ttL, M. D., of 
the"Greei< Bonk," «c. 

The worhi-rcnowti^d author, in this admirable 
Lecture, clearly luoves fr-^m his own txporience that 
Uic awful oni-Cfiucnce cf fcIf-Ahu.-e mt-y be effectu- 
ally removed without m'-diiii'C, and without dang-r- 
oussurticwl oj-eraiions, lioufies'. InMriimentt, rin.8 
or cordials, p-iinlng ou* a siiod,; of cure at once cer- 
tain BP.d efftctujl, hy which every -uflfirer, lio uiaUer 
whul Iiisco diiion maybe, mi.f curt t.lia«e!f. ebt^Hply, 
privately and rBdit«ilv. THIS LKCTCKK 

S.nt under s^-al.toiiny address, in a pUin tnvel- 
oiie, oii'herecfiptof six cnts.or two p. mage stanips^ 
Also Dr. < ulremeli's ".Marriage Guide," price 
cent*. AJUrtall.c l'uMi»h'i. 

CH.\S. V.tLl.tyKkVO.. 
127 Bowery, New York, Post Ofllce Hox 4,M8 

TllOl S- 



Choice FanuiRg Lands. 



Manufactured from Eaeflrn timber. 

bodies partislly secured 

Proapsct ot" a SetUemcut of the Statt 
Kaili-oad Uatids* 

The bill looking tu a ■•tttkinont of the State 
Railroad Bonds, wH^ the Internal Itaprovo- 
ment Lands, passo^l both branches of the Leg- 
islature by handsome majorities. In tbo Sen 
ate ti:e vote was »lmo?t unaniuooui. 
nioasare will be subo.ittcl to the people 
9pe^■ election 

at a ; 
n .May next, and. if approved, j 
will we firmly beliovo, re.-nlt in th« entire ex- ; 
tiogui»htn,«nt of tbe Stat:< Railrc.i I debt, ai.d 
that. with. uit subjocting the people to asinple 
dollar of taxation. Th.i pro* isiona of tho bill 
goem to bo closely guarded and hodired abnut. | 
in »u -h a m:»nnor as to leave no loop uole for a ■ 
doubt, in re<arl to the measure of protection • 
aff )rd«J to the State. li« this respect the bill , 
has been greatly improved siucc it was intro- 
duccd. The piice fixed upon each acre is iS.- 
7n, and the agcrci^ate coverg tbe entire debt. , 
It ia belisTod that all the b-adholdcrs will 
gladly accept the bill, and hasten to Cv>mply 
with its provisions. Sh >«ld any dec'ine to ex- . 
change thsir bonds for land, the 5t«t« will re- j 
tain the land, the bondhoMers not acquiring 
any rights that did not exist prior to the pas 
Ba2« of the act. ' 

We a.-k a candid and careful eTa-ninatMO of • 
the bill. Let any one who would dispel tbe j 
cloud of repudiation fast settling npm our i 
trtate. reflect np.'n the conieijuence* of reject- j 
ina the rropf^*'*'"""- ^^ **** people of Minne- 
■ota shall decido in .May n«t that the 500 000 
acrei of Internal Ituprovcra-nt Lands shall 
rot be applied to the extiapuisbment of the 
bandi. the nest l..?i^Utur» will be amply justi- 
fied ii >tberwis« di»p>sin« of them : and the 
bonds may banit like a u)i".«tane about our 
nei.'ki for a generation.— H'rio..,i Republican. 

Considering rha length of time a noted man 
ll kept abore ground, after he if dead, and the 
inultitudaof performances which are eaaeted 
OTer bi« corpse, it ii a matter ef retj little iur 
prise that tha last words of a rich man who 
recently died in Maine, were : 

"Plant ma as luon as I am ooUl, aiid don't 
cart laa aioaod for a >id« shew." 

CiscKMiNU .SrA:*r3. Tho commi'sioner of 
Internal Kerenue gives notice that oti and af- 
ter May 1, 1S70, til adhesive stamps used up- 
on instruments described in schedule B. of the 
. Inieriial Uevtnuo Law, shall ba cancelled by 
; thapcrsof affi.-'.ing the same either by writinif 
! unoii ea-dianl every stamp, /;• int. tbe initials 
[of bis name, aad the date (year, month and 
I daj.) upon which tho same was attached or 
1 US'- 1, or bv catting and cancillipiJ the sumo 
' with'the machine called "Whteier's Patent 
(jancellor." or su:h other m.Kbine or instru- 
; nientas may hereafter be designated and pre 
; >cribed by said Coinmifsi-iner ; and chat no 
' other mt-tbod of cancelling such stamps, em- 
ployed on or alter that dat», shall bo rocognii- 
od as leg I and sufficient, un'il otherwise pro- 
scribed and ordered. 

upon all p •nder;ib5«! - . - 

lo tbe vf s.scl. The vessel suddenly stopped, 
boats, masts, furniture, pa^^cntcrs, every tbin^ ; 
about the vessel, would virtually b« driven ! 
ahead at u sp'-cd of seventeen Icet a second ; 
the boilers would probably bo locsoned from 
their fastenings, the mnsts would be broken 
off, thf boats would be carried awsy. the ter- 
ror would prevail, which tbo shrieks of af- 
f.ifchted and wounded pc-.-cngers would 
h*rehten. The vc^sel wi>nld sink immediate- 
ly, no boats could be lowered, no provitions 
be made to save a single person. Khonld she 
have taken fire, there would have been at 
least a short time to lo»erb.ats and prepare 
rafts, on whioh soma would hive r'-mamed 
piobably long enough afloat to have been 

, picked up by st-amers or Bailing ressela post- 
ing over the same route. 

A long enoHgh t-me has norr elap?)" I to have 

: henril from almost tvery port f'T which a 
.»teaii>er or sailing vessel on th«t mute would 
hive sailed, and for the safe arrival of 

■ the City of Boston bns almost died out even 
in the minds of the most sanguine. 





By ri::st-elas3 Workmen. 

1 f 

Winnebago City, Miun., leb. 17th, IPM. 

Ji I ti 



A full Asiorlmcnt of 


ots 4& Shoes 

Connccti.'ut bus juft elected a Democratic 
Oorernor— Mr. Bunsby English— but both 
branches of her Legislature are Republican. 

InRbod.1 Island, Scth Padelford is re-eleot- 
ed QoTernor. and the Legislature i« decidedly 

There was a ipecial congressional election 
io Ohio last week, to fiU the Taoancy in the 
Tenth (Toledo) District, occasioned by the 
death of Hon. Truman HT Hoag, Democrat. 
This resulted in the election of Dr. Pec», Re- 
publican, by a majo rity of 2 375. 

It hf Ting been found difEeult to obtain a 
jury in the McFarland— Riohardion trial, the 
Chicago Pott sayi : 

The McFarland jory is fall in numbers, but 
it mus' be rery emrty in brains. Any man 
who WRi single, or who had ever seeu Henry 
i Ward B«?eeher, or heard of liim,or read a news- 
I 1 aper. or expressed an opinion on tbe original 
case of The Almighty vs. Cain, or could read 
print, was peremptorily challenited. Graham, 
the defendant's counsel, h.tsmade 163 speeches 
•ince tbe trial commenced, on Monday. 

TTo learn from the Rochester I'o-f that Mri. 

Murray, of OlmstaaJ eounty, who wa« living 

with htr second husband, recently •ottncitted 

j gaiciJa, upon receiviiig t€w« that ii«r firet 

Abore all price is the value of kindness— It 
is to the circ-worn hearts of men, as junshine 
in a dreary day, and as living springs in a lan. 
dy waste. As we move amid tho din and bus- 
tle of life, we may bcjtwol our path with hsip- 
pincss and joy, simply by being kind. The 
heart of man is ever open to the influence of 
kindnc?s: thero are chords in the soul which 
will ever vibrate at the touch of a gentle hand. 
Before the light of a smile, accompanied by a 
few kind words, th^ clouds of sadne-s pass | 
away from a brother's brow, even as frjst work | 
melt« beneath the rnys of the sun. A smile • 
and a kiud word cost-the giver nothing, but j 
they are priceless gems to those upon whom j 
they are bestowed. j 

1 - — ' ♦ I 

' A saloon keeper in .Tanesville, Wis., offers a 
prize of a gold-headed cane to the man who 
drinks and pays for the most liquor during the 
yciir. Ir response, Ned Buntline offers a cof- 
fin for the fir.-t wretch who perishes i« the nt- 
■ tempt, and a halter lor tbe man who murders 




Go to Thompson's for your Boots. 

The Belle Plain (Iowa) fn'-n contains an 
account of tbt freeiing to de?.th of thirteen 
' persons, daring the s'.orm of tbe I4ih ult. 


Forsale, orto exchange for an improved 
farm, or unitrproved lands, in Minresota, a 
splendid farm of 370 acres, in rireen Lake 
countv. Wisconsin, upon which there is the 
U<tt Farm Botiie in th» County, one Tenant 
house, three Barns, one Oranary,, and Out- 
buildings in abundance. ••■J-ry aeret o/ *pl en- 
did Timber, lln acre.» n ler cultivation, aud 
the remainder in Mi-adow and Pasture. A 

Lar^e OrcliaTd in Bearing. 
and any amount of small fruit, chrubbery, 
riowerij 4c. Address 


536w4 ti run Like Cv, Til. 



At Thompson's, opposite the Collins Honio 
Winnebago City, Minn. 




AVholesalo Dealers in 


Third Street. 
. - - - MINN. 


1^0. 03 

Dress Goods! 

Consisting »f 

Delaines, ropliDS, 

Tycoon Reps, 

Aluaeas, Merinos, Ac. 

Tcetber with a full Line of 

Gingharos, Print", 

Tickings, Sheetings, 


Woolens, Jaans. 

oalincltes, Cassimeres, 

Also a Largo Supply of 







And all other Goods necessary to make np» 

full and complete aseortment for town 

and country trade. 

Winasbssft Titv, 'Sept,!!8 13W. 




ifeC, * &c., 

Cut to order from 
either I t a l i a .n or 
A M K R I c A K marble, 
aud set up in good 
taste. Mr. .1. M. Sul- 
livan is cur practical de- 
signer, und all orders nro 
filled according to specifi- 
ations. F, however, tho 
ta;-lB of Mr. is 
Consulted, tlie designs »^^ 
gunrantetd to be uiiimic. Tho 
work rccotnuieuds iiselt Or- 
ders from adi?t!.tice promptly 
af.endcd to. 

Fish«T a Sullivan, 

June 9th, 1869. 293 

200.00U Acres of Unrivalled 

Southern Minncaote Railroad Ccmranr 

M. CON.VNT, - - Land Commissioner, 
La Crosse, "Wis. 

This corPT'any nffers Lands of tbo very beat 
qunlity. and on terms most favorable to set- 
tlers. Their Lni.ds lie in that most Icrlilo 
re,(ion. tho southern tier of counties of Hiuuc- 
8<i?a. They extend from tbe .Mississippi to 
tbe Wcbtern .foundries of the Stale, and ou 
and neiir the line of this and other RuJIroads. 
Tbey include richest prairie lands, a boaulilul 
lake country and well limbered fores tiacls. 
The clinittle is as healthy mS any in tbo world. 
The whole region is being rajiidly reliled and 
iuivro.ed. Lands now held at umder.ito 
prieea are sure to rise in value with ihe quick 
process ol inipmvement. 

Prioe, 54 to $12, lor ca-^h or oa credit ; when 
sold on ere lit. one-fourth d'.wn ard tbe rc&i 
duo in yearly instiilmonts, with interest year- 
ly in advance. .^11 coinmuuications 
be addressed as above. 







Winnebago City & Waseca- 

Leaves Winnchngo City, every day except 
Saturdays, and Wasecaevery day except Mon- 

"^"l bis route lios throu^'h WILTON, MINNE^ 
60TA LAKE, 01lAi•I:LA^D, and BAbP 


Passengers by this n^'w and popular route 
will save TWENTY MILES of trav^, atd 
money, and will ride only in tha daytime, 
going through in ONE dav. 

TI10.MAS GEORGE, I'roprietor. 
Winnebago C ity. N.v. 18th. 18CS. 26 Uf 





No. Iu7 Third Street, 

St. Paul, J.Iinnesota. 


Flour from 
Corn, <tc., <fc. 


No 1 wheat. Oate. 
, at the lowest market 

Fresh Meat, 





WE have opened a shop on Blue Earth Ave- 
nue, forall kinds of blacksraithing, wagon 
repairing, Ac, and will be found constantly on 
hand and ready to accommodate our customers. 
Attention is called to the following prices: 

Horse shoeing, per span, H-OO 

New Shoe, *^ 

Setting f^hoe, ZO 

We guarantee entire gati.=faction to all who 
may patroniie us. CLO.= .?ICK 4 SMITH. 

Winnebago City, Jane 23d, 18(59. 


as good as can anywhere be 
found, and 


One door Boutli of the old stand 
on Blue Eartli Avenue. 


Winnebago City, Jsn. lOtb 1870. S25tf 





It is the 




H. P. CONSTANS, Pboprietob. 

This popular Hotel is entirely new, and fom- 
isbed in ezoellent style. 
^^ Excellent Mcommodatioai for teanuj 

vr^^ SHOT CUNHo 


SEND ron A CISCtiLA.'^ ,-.!^^^«. 

Hew York Office. 27 BEEKMAN ST. 

Tni BiSiB or Civil Socistt.— Essays f'r Younf 
Men, on the honor and bapplnets of .Marrisge. and 
the evllii end dangers of Ctllbscy— with fanl'a>y h«lp 
for lhe*tti«)nmerit of msto's true position li. life Sent 
free. Id sealed envelopes. Addrt^ UOWARD AS- 

• I free. In sealed en veloj)e« 


■- :^- 


**" J I t 

' -r 



THE FREE HOMESTEAD, (r. M^er.' ^^"^'-^^^z'^^rl^^ 





E. A. HOTCHKISS, i:iii TOIl. t — 


, tiio Homes icAD OrS-e 

SpecUl notice* '.a rrodlnn colaian*. ten cenU r;r 

Ua« for the first Inwrtion, aal £'•» c«iU per liue ler 
•Ach itil>»equent !n«ertlon. 

bUr/... ututly priutul, aii.J for sale »t 

Arrival and Derarior© of Olaila. 

ARStvt: — D^iLV. 

Blue Karth City, 

Office In No. 2. N^w Bl.^ck. up .t .ir... R.sJ- 


8 V. M. 

a A. M. 

6 A. M. 

Buy H.plo trees set tb.« out, and Uk,. care , -" --^^XooVK.-lhora' are n.. g.od ^c- 
of tU lu. Apflfi can ba gro^n in i'rtrbault | „^jjj^„^j^,i„u3 f^.^ a fow boardoia at tho lett- 
Couniy, as well as tlsdwhere in the folate. This I jiea^e of Mr. T. H. Web'j. i6i/if. 

fuel has buen domonntrateJ. V'c cxtracl from 

Pusoy's "ctalislios of Miiinosota tor l£<S'J," 
the following: 

Thoreiultsof IPG'J have entirely reB»<iv«J 

A.lreril«:PJ<:at« ofcapjir.f "tie inch Of »i»nco. in- ,.,. „, w.Y.h an.l CleT.h.nd Streei*. Wirni.'ba- 
" ito City. ;>l»nn. Day c ill* aitenaed from the ouice. 


Mrtcaoce week for one dolUr Oue cclumu. one .^(.jt ;, __ 

year, eighty aoll*r». Other •dvertlwsmeats U propor- | 5i,jf,.Vj„< (mm hi- rtsi.lenoe 


• -fflct; ,tay:<— ;**iUfadj». 



• below Shaubui*, 


1,1 «l!ER MERCHANT, 0N2 DO«JK 
Mankato, Minnosot*. 

** EO at the 8hr>p of 

On Blue Earth Avenue. SatisUcdou guarantwd. 


Blue Eiirlh City, 


Wa«e<H-Tuenl.^y, Tl-urs,iuy, Sblur.Iay, - 7 1'. M. ; oi « •-" ''.'""':'~",'.,yu,,i'i uukTiret of tf..ld. iron 
\l».^rt Lca-.M«ii.iu», Wr.liiesday, Iriuuy, 7 V. M. rare tX.rii! or a (iruiio'is Ilu^^,cl <. i n . u, k 
T;;.hl.t^n-M.u.u;.' Friday. '- . - J P- M. ! ^„.„, ,„„ ..f u.-ny var.oUcs of M'pl«.^ 
Jitckiun— Tuu».la.v, 

■ " IB 

- 8 i'.' ii'. , tLo'uucVuTn of rui.-.i.K "f'l'"" »« Miia.e.s„ta 
(1 V. WK^xLT. 1 (p.n. lb.- Jpher.. of iinr^rtial de'.ate. ItiSto d 
of alow ^l.tei.atnst .ui>.ii:rly hun^Ucd likH a 

U A. M. 

7 A. M. 

e brouphi ti. th« inHi.y county fair*, un.l to 
Sfi.te Fair at Uoi.hesf.;r held in IHo'J. \V bil« 



;;^rBiP M ^uvvUKitO-CnX DRUG STORE. I Attorney and Couns.lor at Law in Whinoba. 
F«J.^,'"5A„^?'1;.';!'m"*°^"^ I ^'.. City, .Minn , will attend to pr..Ie»*.or..U 

M»nit«»n, Minnesota, I jjurja';-'.-' thron^huut tho hiate^^ __i_ 

*• Whlo*ale «nd RcT.ii! 



Waseca-M(«'!«y.We.ln-»d8y,W<lar, - 7 -V. M. | uITi-onnt'cd .•..h:oui!. of n.w.«pa| er HlUii.sion 
Albert l.r«— Tti ..lay, Tl..u.-..i«y, {Saturday, . A. M. ^^^^ j^^-,,^, ,„.^i u,,on tb« uiootud q-.u'ftioii bun- 
Tcnha.Kin— Tueouuy.ialurdiiy - , p J, .iivds .'f fiiruit-rs in different lucalitH^s weio 

Jackwii— Kriilay, - . • 1 I • • »• : t,.. uriivio' Rt conc:uf>i"n8 sali.sfuctory 

To ijisiire maillnK matter. Ilshould be in the «''S'=«' ;'',,„ fu.„i,.e3 by the produ.-tion i.f the p"" 
haUan hour betoredcpanure lime. 1 cious troit W^olf m goWkn and !u--i"U3 al.un- 

" i j^',i,.e. Alonjt the entire e.vtcnd of the bold, 

Church Directory. j.iuffv counirv b.-rderii.g the Misi-L.-ippi rivt-r. 
. . int,n.;.r,»have h..»tc■nod^n•w.vrd.n- 
) MrTitomsr.-S^rvic. every P.b»ath morning, m . ,^ ,,„„in,j oondiiiM. and brau-^ht ^"^'^ K^-'-^^ i r^- ^ ^^ ,ji^i Trin.^ccudant, Siberian, 


••VinnebaKO Citv, Minnesota. 

K. ti. A A. P. COLLINS, Troprictor^-. 
ExLcHeut aucouiuiodations, a""! charged mod- 
ernio. . ., 

Stages leave this House for all points. 2d7 

♦— — 

Excellent flour at Uicnar.lsou's. 

EVIL.— Prov. 2i-». 

Fiie destroys antaally in the United Sutoi, 
two hundred million deilar*' worth of proutr- 


Eighty to ninety percent, of all fires are 
dlscovortid ill tbyir incipiency, but thero are 
no m( iir.3 to put thorn out. Five minutes de- 
lay, uiid the ^fuatu ilro ongints may not con- 
trol them, and if in itea(i.m to arrest tit 
flames, the damage by flo.>aii.g Iha propert> 

F0iiE6E'^Iii XliE Y|7 I Jj j;^|. Goods ! 

iLargest i^tocll 

Iloinzo's orackers aro good for Dyspopeia. 
For »alo in Winnebago. 


No. 8 cook- tDves furfished complete for f3 
at the iiardwarii .Store in Winnebago City. 

Fruit and Shaub Tuces. — C. L. Froith, cf 
Wiilnut Lake, is offering (or sale, i.OO.tiOO Soft 
Muple, or.-ilvcrlcivcd.and KJO.miU White Elm 
Trees, at from !?a to $1') per ihousand. 3 to 20 

with water is oUen grjaicr than by firo. Ivvo j ^^^^ brcugbtiuto Fto.ribault coanty is now a 

niuiutes with the Extingisbtr ithfii first dis- 
covered, would Save all. Delay briugs ruiu 
'•I'reveution is better than cure. 

the store of 


MoiiR * D.vUDra, 
••kI Biackain.-i.'.iniS, 

Mankato. Minnesota. 

^ rrs of Cigars aud Tobacco, 


PLOW MASUFACTUBT. , j^ttmney il Coxoisdor at Law. 

Nutiry Public and Conveyani-er. 
Particular attention paia to tho Col- 

' lettion of DeUi nnd P<f>ri":iit "/ /f'-*''*- 


I Winuobaiio Ciry. .Miun., Au.>;. 30, ISOS. i 

No St. Paul papers have brea re«-eiv*d hcfrt 
since la^t week Ibur.-'dfty. 


• tar> Public. 

Mankato, Minn. 

! School coinineucod on 

1 oharge of ili«^es. Gtiios and Miner. 

Monday, under th. - -_^^^ .^_,.,^,„ 


Man!^>lo, Minn. 





Present indications are favorable for a largo 
emigration to Jlinncuota this year. 

dealer in Dry UooUs. 

M<u»kat.\ Minn. 

ii>K Ageul aud iN'otary PubUc. 

Mankato, Minn. 

ii>(i Age 

W. V. B. Moore, Proprietor. 
Front St., Mankato. Miuu. 


Keeps cj.i<.antly on hami a coiur.lii: ■^-sortment of 

AlILLL^EllV tioOD.-. 

\n.l bun.IreJs of dulinr"* «rr.rlh of wor.- ?u.". belna tl^e 

br^t full !ine .<ock ..f Zepbyr WoreleJ ever brcuuht 

lull' Wirii:eha;!o C ty. 

\ew aiKli.i-liioi.abie Go^da recti-. ""i by exprcsi 
every w.ek. jjlore ou Main St., ne uly opp.isite ihe 
CuUius House. 

G. K. Moulton retnrsicd tn^in the oast l'\ft 
eek. Hid go.:di) will ba alon;; soon. 
■ ♦ « 

each ovr 100 biK-helrf of rpples thi^ year. 
N'or aro thH..e of inferior gr.cvth or limited fo 
;few^.lrieti-s. One fruit growtr pnduced 
24 w^ildevelnpod variotie.^ aspeu-.wen of one 
Inch w. iKhed 21 ounces. Tho c<ti.:; -.tes of 

r,iorin.;d. place the yield of V.inona 

county Hlono, in I'^f'S, at ber,ve<;n 3.00) and j thclongcr it is uocd 

4 000 bushela. Frmi facts obtained fn m va- 

titled to credit, I estimate the I ExPEniTLsriA Docet.—Ics surely expori- 

BABCOCK EXTING USHER ! ; "* '""" "'^Jlie, shaw.,, 

Large-line Double Shawls aud Cloaks 

Lais, cafs c& cloths, 

Casaimere Delains, 

Belgian Delains, 

Kep D'jlaiiiSj 

India Cloth, 


"ool Poplio, 

Chincliiila Popinlo, 
iffle Skirls and Boulevard Skirts, 

ay now be found at this etore. 

In addition to the above roonlious'! articles 

InfurancoOonipaniesreuueo rates where it „rt,..ent ni 

Is .•barK-cd witbCaroomc Acid . <^' '"'« pff-'-'J' -^ 

rious sources en 

... ,., - r , <^ ■u';^v.»\ Ju-" ia introduced, irtuin^v.-.. ". ."":~ ; 

Mrs. ALrRKoTKNSVSON^r.-Ie of ^ >«-'t). >^ ' (j^. u.o most powcrlui escinguiibtr ol fare ! 
^, ad to say ibat the 'Wheeler A W ilson dewing ; ^^^^^ charged in Ten Se«obd«-reeL*rgcd , 
Machine furnished .omo month, ago ^-n« •'jrs u,i„ute. {throws 40 to CO feet. | 

extremely well, and is liKcd better and belter 


.^9~Send for Circular 

ust ta.'shioDablo puttcrnu, yoi: 
wiliaivfays find ;it the Farilault county 

lotul product of apple.^ pro.hiCtd in tlie coun- ] ene 
liesof Fillmore, ll'.u.sti.n, Winona, W uh.isb* ; Ri, 

ence teai-bis tliose who uae I>r. Morse's Indian 
ut Pills 

ibut it i. better to t»ke a medici^ i TuE NoRinwEsriSBS Fire ExTi^ccsftKR Co. 
•nd Ooodl^ne.i'ii 15,0t;0bu.'«bels. From \ upon tho first symptoms of diseai^e, that will ; 

thenccumularing facts tending to the same 

ccn.-lu.-ion. I :im pcr."iaded that the prediorion 

of Gov. Marshall mude in the course of his ro- 

The editor of tbo WclU Atht^t is now one of j n,ark« before the Rains, y CouiJfy AKrieiltun.l 

Society, thut in le^s than ten years Minue.-ota 
will be an apple exporting Sta'.o. will be .tusti 

fied }.v re-^oits; net", p<>rhap», if the word -'ex- 


T'> Muiu. Euniliu^ and Curp-iuiK, Oil Cl.tiiS 
aud Curtniiii, T«i>le CU^lisaiid Mirr-rs. V, •:,;<•* 
Shades itnj Matlresi^s. IMciure Krsiraes and »I;its, 
Cord aud TaJsvU. AgeaU for the Uunvalled \\ ;isii- 
er. -J6tX 


C. 3. KIMBALL, Paoi'RisTOB. 

thj JuRtieos in the town of Clark, (formerly 

Cobb.) ^ 

"T'"' , . .. norti;"!):" be taken in itrf literal meaning, but 

■R. M. V.'Usou H ill t..e east pur.ha:»:rg hi. . P^^^ ^,^^^^ seotions of the State whirl, shall 

Spring assortment of goods. Be ready to pur- j fx\\\ bave failed to produce apples, will be aup- 

..-»- , ^^j.^.^^^^ g^j, j.p^i,g ^„j i,).^t ti,Bir importation 


Pi'xcniNELLO. — A coiuic paper; Four dol 

Stages leave this Hotel Mondays andThnrs- 

• Jeweler. Dealer iu Walcbes, Clocks, Jewelry 

•nd Silver Ware. 

._.._,^f Mankato, MUia. 

Repairing neatly executed and warrantr.!. 

I lars.a year. Printed on c )!orc I p.-ipor. Sis- 

1 ' teen pi«>J3- Weekly. Fi»o illi'sirationt. Ad- 

^n:::^^:^t:S.£T^tJ^r '^"'^ ! dre. PunchmeHo PublUhmg Co., 83 

K -ooil Livery is uonncctc.l with the Hotel, v;,_^ jf^w York. 
ftiid tl>ere are ample iiccoumoil«tion» for ieJ«"- j 


gee. W ill attend lo c.-illa prnin-.tly, In « li.ns 

The nnnuiil report for 1^69, of the fciecretary 
i of th« St. Puul CLnmbcr ef Commerce, forma 
X lar^'e pamphlet o{ over fifty pages, and con- 

surely restore health, than to wait until the i 
complaint has become chronic, Ugo theee piils j 
in all coset of Billiou.-ne<i>, Indipresrion, Heud- i 
ache, Livei Complaint. Female Irrtgularities, 
ic. Get the Ouiota Almanac from your store- 
keeper. It contains much useful information 
for the invalid und convalescent. If you are 
ailin,-. use Dr. Mor.'b'* Indian Root Pills. and 
you will find them of great vuluo. Sold by 
all Dealurs. 333W8 
«■ — ■ 

Notice — 

la now prepared to give Lessons on tho 

Terms made known on application. 

328tf Winnebago City. 


F. W. FAR WELL, Sec'y. 
Vll Washington St., Chicago. 


will bo gr.-atlv leHsencd if not wholly stopped. 

--, . * ■ 

[Prom Mc Clung'a " Minnesota As It Is In 1S70."] 
Faribault County. 
Next west of Fu rborn, same size, gently un- 
dulating prairie, timber suflicient for yearS) 
•oil 2 to >i feet deep, black, warm, sandy loam, 
clav iubgoil, finely watered with ri\er5, 20 j 
largo lakes, and creeks ; wild bands wi rth %Z 

to*-; iriinruvod irt to $2') ; timber, $lo to $60 ; tlemau . 

fLCSoTjlJer cord; land a.'sessel. 169,- | idea that if ho could produce a medicine ot , 

b'ome years since a poor but talented jren 

of tbo medi.-al profeH:<ion eoncijivod the i 


A well selected as.»ortment of 


from the "Odessa Skirt Company." which *ri 
ui,*urpa-.-cd by any other IKo,, fjkirt in u«o; 
aa regards Durability, Go'ufoit and fctjie. 
And also a large stock of 

Groceries, Pork, Hams, 


Lard, Wheat, Coru, 

Oiiioiis, Floar, Meal, i5:c., ^a^. 


CJrockery, Glassware, 


Mankato, Mhm. ; La-^r-, i>=-«tern., 

I Machine and Kerosene 

I Oil, Sugar Buckets and 




J)ealcrs !a 




Particular attention paid in Music Ordef^. 


wholesale and reiail dclcr* in 


Leather, Findings, iShooTu..kir3' TooIj, etc. 
Front *>crcet. 

Opposite the Host OiSce, Mankulo, Minn. 

"P.»MPBT. — ILi ! Seipio dust drink ? 
, tJ.JU-I.). — I du*t." Jilfh.trd in. 


Restaurant and t^nloon. 

Orpo»i:e the COLLINS U0U3E, Winneba#j City. 

V*'iijc.»<, l.ifjiiors tiud Ci.;'ui>'. 
Curacca, Old Cognac, ar.d Hatana. 
Fro-h Oysters served in every style, and 
for «»lo by the Can or keg. 

GeufUmen, I keep r/ood Liquors. 
V.innebag.. tJity, Feb. 1'3, ISrO. 330tf 

.ehool d..tri.ts. 8.1. (now 9«),4: _ sohol- 1 ^ut had ^^^^^^^.^^ ^,^^^ „,.^ ,,,„ua his 

every part of tht com-ry, as 

8 us ihit bice Earth ars, 2,iJl: year's increase, 270 ; a--e-ed prop- j of 

ehnrcbcd ; building 

The Southern Minnesota Railroad \» to pass 
i through tho county, via WinncbagC' City. 

ter's ink. Sold by all Dealer* 

"*.*.!. ... .. «v. _i T.-:» I :.. »« «A«£, i 

Prof. Bsrtlett, of the Uiue Earth City Uui.^n 
School, spent several days in W inneb-x'' l*s. | ^^, .j^^.^ j^ fr.m M.-nka:o to the Iowa j V\v^\ Y\Xq\ 
we«k, renewing old acquaintance. Tho Prof. | U;,,. and another from Red Wing to Blue Earth 
r^oorts orerything lovely at L'iuo Cirth City 

CHAS. iieil!;oi:n. 

M.inufaeturer and Dealer In 

of evcrv vanetv. 
GiltMouMings kept on Hand 



After ertr'-fi'l iRTestigatinn by corai>eteni 
judz' h^sbceii fully tnd f«tir!j- decided 
iliat thu besi place to purebade 


wbero ho baa bad during ho Iwt winter, ov«ii 
two hundred and fifty echolar* under bis gen 
erul e:iperviii m. 

V«ter!BHry Snrgcors all over th^ country, 
are recommending Shffidan'a Cuvilry Conrii- 
tiun Poiedtri ior tho foilj'.ving tr.iubles in hor- 
ses: — L'^sa of apretite, rcughneas of the h^ir' 
stoppage of boweU or water, thick water' 

C ity. 

ViLL.tGKS — Blue E..rth City, tho connty 
scat, has 20 stores, BtUing over J20»,l)00 ; 3 
lawyer.-. 1 docto', 1 bank, 2 ncv/«papein, 2 ho- 
tt-]/, Pr.'rbyterian church, '■> flouriu.if and 1 saw 
mill, 2 iivewerit-, i lalooar. 2 billiard rooms, .3 
agricultural impicraei'ts d<.*!c:8, 2 livery sta- 
bles, -hops, <tc. Price of lots, J-'U tj $;5U0. 
Population, 600. 

W iuijobaso City. ba!4 a miinher of ctores, 
celling i>l.3li,O0O ; 2 hotoli>, I new^j.ftpei, 2 law- 
yer-, 2 doctors, mills. «liop.^ and 400 popula- 

Lake, a feew Iojtq; population, 

Fire! Fire! Fire! 





Stock always full, and custom- 



of all sires, and many styles. 

G. IC. Moulton. of tho firm of ^^'^^'W?'^ 
A DEUDON. basjust reiun.od trom NbW 
YCRK CilY, where he took pKrlicnlar tuc« 
to lind the best house?, and to purcLaee at 

the bottom of tho market, and eonfidcntly bo- 
li-ve« that be has secured the be.-t qualities ol 
goods, aud at the most reasonable figuresj 


Is now offered at 
a email advance on tho original cost. Call 
I and examine for yourselves. 
; Truly Yours, 

EXTING ISHEPv, :erscaaatailtimes 1 
^^ LATKST : uitli any thing in 

inies befiirrjished _ 


P T"* n r* P'T? [ F *«l i cou^'hs and colds, swolling of the gUndf, ; Minnesota Lake, a feew Iojtq ; popula 
I ' ^ I Pos. Ukkioes.— Puni'.s, Barber, Bn.'i 1 

; HATS and GAPS, 


„ -o, 7 . w f.v If. ! Clnylon. Eden, Elmore. Ewald, Gupelaud, 

New PA»'BR.— rh3 Aral number of the .'iia ; ' '"-^ ^'' -. ' .■- - 



Are prepared to store 


Go rea^ouablo terms. 

Apply alTIiKiCin'" «t«" building. Front street 
Mankato. They aUo keep the cele- 



uesota Trmpcrauce Advjcule is at tiand. It ik 

Long Lake, Pilot Grove, Prei-colt and Walnut 

oni^T^O '* '"°' P'^S"' thirty-two column sheet, and 
BOO lb ailu bllOLo, I full to the brim with esuays and stori-.s cal- 

L"dand*8 block in Rochester was burned on 
the 21 inst. 

i • culaK-d to make one think four times between j ^^.^^ ^.^ ..^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^..^ ^^^^ drowned 

I andinf4Ct. any kind of Goods, aro at the Store ■ the cup and tho 'ip, where the "slips" are not j ,^ ^^^ ^.^^^ ^^ Muntorville on the 3d iurt. 

ai many as would be Je«ir:tblo. ; ... * 

r, ..».„„„, 4'i nn TwA'r.. pni,-e« ' Chai los II. S' has tssued a pDspectus 

Oaa copv, one year. ?.:. U". lwe»ve cop. on, ^ ■" 

one year #1.^.00. Aldros. M. D. Rartlott. | for the Minneapolis J/.Vror. It is to be » lit- 
M;nne*poli., Minn. I ««•"> T*!'"' 








Front Stiect, 2d door above Record offi.-'c. 




1^ !'ni< f *^i. 
,5 > ; sells Chem'Ci 
'. / ■liiirgcs, $.' 


111)1! iu 'i sco'ils. 
By one luru of 
tlie Crank. 




^^-=^ kerosene, ] 

vurnish, tar- , 

-■'■5, ppiitlte, ben- i 

\ \ N^ ^^ ^^ lole, &0., *c. j 

EA.SILY CAKIIIED; wei,;hs T.'i poucls fill- ! 
ed; throws a stream cbnrjrrd with powerful j 
chemieaU 60 feet ; .SAVES IT.S COST m re- , 







.-.,- M',%X.£^. Uorcea 

Tiio Jackson lUpnllic ;-.rtains an acooiint ] ],fii7, and tho amount of pensions piiid last 
of the discovery of the bodies of three 'more ' y^^,,^ j:u7,33».16. 

Tbonumberofpensi-.ners in Mian!»ot» is duc.d rate, of Insnrnrco. The pnb'ic ore 

hereby cautioned aframst pircbnsiiiK /ire i-.x 
tinguishers having our device for itiKtantane- 
0U8 action, from any and all parties not duly 

H.irjcslo let al»!'. bLai?, day 01 
S*'!! or ex'liance. . 

Cash paid for oats, corn and hay. Oats, co.-n, n»y 
and 6!abli..jr af rens.oiiat»lt .„,.,, .. 

Office Wuifimeb tgo City Hotel, and Stabie In th* 

Is the only perfected and ; ''':^.^^^ ^ity. Dec. 8, im. «9-tf 

scientifically prcpnred l — - — — ■ 

;prepar:Uion of its kind ! WlNN'EBAGO CiTT <& JaCKSON 
'ever oaered to the {.•ul)riO, i Qrit A /"^ P T T^VT^ 

Second door South of the P*3t Ofilce, 

victims of the great March It.. rm. viz: 


McMaMU & Becbe, 

Oe^leri lu 



Dimensions. Sidinc. FiooringrTath, 
and Shingles. 


We tnake a Specialty of CASH, DOOR? and MOULD- 
ares. ' Offlce on Van Brunt's Addition, ^outll end 
ol Front Street. 

Mankato, Minn. 

where more Goodbcanbe had for o-e dollar j Johnson aud «..n. and Mr. Hector Sharp, of j 

Sioux Falls, formerly of this connty. where 
his family nuw Th.-. some paper states 
that Simon Boston, of OUaboji, Iowa, wnn.ior- 
•d two days in search of shelter, frwCiiugboth 
feet and all hid fingers, so that their amputa- 
tion was necessary. IHs recovery is doubtful. 

tiiun any other 


in Farlbanlt Countj. 


per N. W. Saboent 

Winnebaxo City, Jan. lOtli ISTO. 


TiciT pRKAcnivc AT WsLLr.— The first j 
sermon was preachbd in the town of W ell*, by | 
Rov. R. B. Abbott, of Albert Lea, on the even- j 
ingoftholsl inst. Qiite a large audience; 
was iu attendauoe. and tho eertaon wa» an j 

nuthnrized by u> to act as Aifonls, on pain o, 
immeilirtt proscouti >n for infringement. 
Manufacture.! n.'\(\ s M by the 


j Gto. S. Pre?. Eiibo.v iCeith. V. Pres. 

I Address all corainunicntions to 

I J. C. DAVISON. Secretary. 

■ Agents wanted. 'J2 Washington St.. Cbicjigo. 

.■.,u„ i« fu., u g«.u=. .0,. ..,., .L„o j j^^^'^ ^i,'ris.s't'r„::; Mr;;:; 

^''"' . . „ , . ' the hiirbcs* chiracter. 3o6b6. 
F.garo describes a jury as "twelve men in a ; ° 

Whoever goes to sea in a ship goes to ship , Jj £^ J^ |i^ • f^ £j[ O 1 1 ili 

Ch'irles McEwen, of Glencoe, is buying 100 
cows, witb wbich ho intends to commence 
dairy farming at that place. 

News Items. 

Fi.^k is the champion v/itncss of Aicerica. 
Eugenie's yier rfiem of cigarettts id bat ten. 
Ge.ri^ S ind is C(5; but she writes like 60. 




and h;i3 no com|>ctitor 
in merit. By its use 
•GRAY ilAIIi is soon 
[restored to its oiii^final 
[youthful color and bril- 
lllaucy, which is ko much 

in or failing 

I excellent one. deoply interest njr. The speak- 

\T RIi"HARD-'ON"S OLD STAND.— T, ! er pr.>mi-od the denizenj of Wells that be or 8 
U. Wubb has fitted up and opened aa 


Michigan South cm Eaihvay 

B K T W E E N 


B ne Earth City 


in u sea. 

Tho nntioual debt wa« reduced |.i,766,317 
last month. 
, , .. . , Bumtu'-rs aro now calbd "hyistern on the 
• frivnd would m';ct th-'a weekly, hereafter, , hall-^belL" 

{ though at present, necessarily on week day I Xap.l-on beiieTes in homoeopathy— except ; QglCAGO and BUFFALO. 
i evenings. He also promised that the best ef- | ^jj^j, ^^^ ^^^ 3^^,. 

Among tnc crowned heads of Europe there 
arc five drunhardii. 

CUL'jn, lout will, by the use cf our 

P{{{]If[ri]'£2 Rc'newer,sopD see its good 

TfT-ct ifffects a^a, bv it.s {o;iic'M\\ 

^1^__, stinialalinj^ pro[>t;rtit-s the 

uRO f'f 'in I hair glands will be incited 

ilT]) land the hair grow thick 

landstronijaKfjin, Incases 

Leaves V.'innebago City every FriJuy at ^^ 
o'clock p. m., and arrives at Jackson at tJ 
o'clock p. ni. every sSaturuay. 

Leavci Jack'on every Mondiiy at 6 o'clock a. 
ui., and arrives at Winnebniro City at U 
o'clock a. in. a\iity Tuesday, making close 
Connection with tiie I'JaiiKato ftnge- 
pMS-enfTcrsby this ro;;le pa«s tl.rough Wa 

verly, Horricon, May. aud Walnut grove, and 

ride only in the day-time. 

W. GPANT. Proprietor. 
Winnebajro City, July Htb, 1869. 208tf 

He also promised that the best ef- 
forts of his den. >nunation would be put forth 
to build a church this summer, at least a tern- 




1 The First Edition of One HundroJ and 

' TweTity Tboui-and copies of VIi^K'S lUnctra- 

it will create ■ tod Ca'lalogue of i^eeds and Floral Guide, iii 

n*jTr>TPTTl-' ,' , , I published and ready to fend out. It \* ele- 

OlLIlhUiD a new grovrtn Ullle.-..S the I ^antly printed ou line timel paper, with about 

"" " "' 'wers and Veg- 

e — Con- 


B aid /less 

i? iTplendid »tyl< bv Roheri Liule, Brst do..r sojth of 
Mead'* Hotel. Blue Earil. City Rcfe •ti.e», — - 
".Ms. Walnut Lake.tnd V. C. Seelo, '""«3j[*["» 


' poraryohapel would be put up. Rev. Mr. | ^ ^^'^^^ Genaral is sawing wood fo: a living 
j Coffin, of Minnesota Lake, preached Sabbath \ in « California town. 
I morning, Mr. Watson, of Freeborn, in tho af- 1 The Queen of Mada; 

j w— — — — — — — — - tji. ±iijx>ui.j^ ;i iji^>v j^i<j»\ LIS iiiiJv.-.T Kii^ , (fantiy printca ou iiiiie.i I'mjoi, »»i.u ■»■ 

! . ,T V ' PDr^<?Pir' ClE/lur -,a fL.^irr.v'd Tf 1 200 (i!i« /rood Knxravlnci of I lowers and \ 

; -r'-All the principal Railways of the North- ijilLh-Ml1»J.,''^'''<-'' ^ ''^^ "^^"^- ^*'* ^^ enables, and a L*»utif-.l colored ,:late-( 

I weft and Southweet couucct at Chlcaffu | (ppy ;j«. cooiinjf, and allayrt ail ' iiBtinij r-fse»era Tarieties of Phlox Dr 

! with the I.'tl !.. , . , . ■., ,• .. .,/• ' mondi. maLinjr a fine 

•gasear want/) to marry 

|gri::at lake shore line 

I 'Rausitisr Tlirough Bctw^ex* 

'. . . 1 • -^ .■ e ' mondi. maLin<; 

•itclung and irritiitioii of ; """"''^^ 


ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. where will always be found FRESH BREAD, 
243tf Blue Earth Cily, Minn. | pijj-j 

— ■— — CAKSS, and 





I. J. ME \D, 

Billiard tables are connected with the house, 

ar.d thora U good iUblius on the premise*. 





Has oonstantlv on haiid Clocks. Watches. Jew- 
•!ry. Silver- wire. Gold Pen.s Mu-ical Iu.-im- 
msiite. Ao. Kepaixiug done with ^^^V*^;^^ 
and warranted. 




' Will also keep for sale, 




ternoon, and Rev. R.Hall of St. PauK in the an American cergyman. , , .. . nlTTrAfO <4PA\D It VPIDS I 

ovnin- Wells, in future, will probi^bly have 1 Eleven freight cars entirely loaded with tea. . ClIxC ACrO, Gi. A.\ O Jw.VI lUTi, , 
it. .uir.upply ot reiigioa. instruction.- Well, \ roeenily pa...ea over ihe Pa.;ii:c road Cleveland^ Buffalo, RochcsUr, : 

^NEW YORK .^3 i 

'^ " " jthc scalp. Itdocsnotsttun 
BOTTLE ^the skin as do <ly^9, but 

I If you should »trike Grant hi.rd enough to 
1 kn'.cli bim out of odice, it wouldn't leave a 


■ ♦ ■ ' 

Applktoxs' JoiK.NvL.— a new Novel by j Dent. ,...,.,. ^ .,- 

,,™. DcMm.. .u,..., .r ■■!.. DO.S. c,uk : .„;^-;„;:.t';:-; ,^1,°:, '1°':!. ?r.; ! w I T II O U T C II A N G E ! 


Bouquet of Phlozcs. 

I It is the most beautiful, a.» well ks tho roo^t 
I instructive Floral Guide piib!iitb»d. giving 
' plain and thoroUi;h directions for tho 


i The Floral Guide is published for thu btn<- 
I fit of my customers, to whom a is sent frea 

economical r>iep;iration in : without application, hut wiU be lorwarded to 

', ,. ' u, off>.rfa ; aU who apply by mail, for tea eent., which U 

I title of '-The Lady of the U.," is cotnmeneed , 3^^ enjoyed another eV'M^^J« P.s«n2t,r Trr.ins on thi. Line are eriipped I 

! in Number fi.ty-three of ApPLEr.Ns' Joun-IL. ; on the 2d inst. No damag. except lo *baKy ! ^^^•';;';"^'j;,^'tmprovemei.t. for tho iomfort ! 

I The ;.peniug chapters bave all the viracity , ton.ciencies. aad salefy of pa.seng»rs, such as 

and fltsh thit made the author's former novels I . ^,^- vi._ v.. :.,,., .,.-4 . r>«« »->u sa j. ^ t, > 

1 so distinguished. Mr. l>o Milles unites hu- j 

I moroui with stirring description moresucce!|9- | fii,ger-riup, woich, put on the little finger of 

fully, perhaps, than any other American writ- ^ j,^^ ritbt baud, enables the dcalor to see every 

er; he is always bright, vivid, dramatic, pic- , card given to hi.< oppoueut 
1 turesque, and entert.^ining. Number fifty- | 

three of this Journal is tho betfiuning of its ( 

second year, and during its brief existence it 

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Prorlaniatiou Announcing the Katinca> 
tli>n of tlie Flfleeuth Anieudnient. 

Washinoton, March 'iO. 
To the Sci^'fe, and Hou-v nf Reprei-entiiticfj* : 
Ir. IS imusvial to nt)tify the t»vo houses 
orCon!;rns3 hy message of the promulga- 
tiou by proclaiiiHtion of the Secretary of 
State oi the ratidcation of a constitutional 
aniemlment. In ,view, however, oi the 
vast importance of the Fifteenth Amend- 
ment to the ConstituHon.this day declared 
:i part ( f that revtrt-d instrument, I deem 
a departure from the U9u>il custom justifi- 
able. A iiua-^nre which makes at once 
four million'iof people voters, who were 
heretofore declared by the highest tri- 
bunal in the land not citizens of the 
Unite! States, nor eliejible to become so, 
with the assertion that at the time of the 
declaration of in'lependence the opinion 
•was fixed and universal in the civilized 
portion of the white race, and regarded 
as an axiom in morals as well as in poli- 
tics. that the black men had no rights 
whieh white men were bound to respect, 
is indeed a measure of grander importance 
than any other one act of the kind from 
the foundation of our free government to 
the present time. Institutions like ours, 
in wnich all power is derived directly 

Major Geueral George U. Thomas. 

from the people, must depend mainly 
up<'M their intelligence, patriotism, and 
industry. I call the attention, therefore, 
of the newly enfranchised race to the im- 
portance of their striving in every honor- 
able manner to make themselves worthy 
of their new privilege. To the race more 
favored heretofore hy our laws, I would 
say : Withhold no legal privilege of ad- 
vancement to the new citizens. The fram- 
ers of our constitution lirmly believed 
that a republican form of gi)vernment 
could not endure without intelligence 
and education generally difTuscd among 
the ppople. The Father of lii^ Couutry, 
in his Farewell AddreS3,used this language: 
" Promote, then, as a matter of primary 
importance, institutitms for the genecal 
diiViuion of knowledge. In proportion 
as the structure of the government gives 
force to public opinion, it is essential that 
public opinion should be enlightened." 

In his lirst annual message to Congress, 
the same views were forcibly presented, 
and were again urged in his eighth mes 
sage. I repeat that the adoption of the 
Fitteenlh Amendment to the Constitution 
completed the greatest civil change, and 
constitutes the most importint event that 
hns occurred since the nation came into 

The change will be bcnf ficial in propor- 
tion to the heed given to the urgent 
recommendations of Washington. If these 
recommendations were important then, 
"with a population of but a few millions, 
how much more important now, with a 
populatlim of forty millions, and increas- 
ing in a rapid ratio. I would, therefore, 
call upon Congress to take all means 
within their constitutional power to pro- 
mole and encourage popular education 
throughout the country, and upon the 
peop e everywhere to see to it that all 
who pos-jess and exercise political rights 
shall have the opportunity to acquire 
knowledge which will make their share 
in the government a bltSMug and not a 
danger. IJy such means only can the ben- 
efits contemplated by this amendment l)« 

(Signed) U. S Grant. 

ExEciTivE Mansion, March 30. 1870. 
Hamii.ton Fish, Secretary of State of 
the United States. 

Tub brief, but sad intelligence, tele- 
graphed from San Francisco, that Major 
General George Henry Thomas died in 
that city .on the. 27th inst., of apoplexy, 
will create a profound feeling of grief, not 
ahme among the surviving actors of the 
war of the rebellion and among his own 
solliers in the Army of the Cuiiibeiland, 
who loved him most because they knew 
liim best, but throughout the country and 
the civilized world, which have learned to 
regard him as one of the greatest Gen- 
erals and pure.-t hearts of whom history 
mak- s mention. 

General Thomas was bom in 8outham^>- 
ton county, Vh. (the .ncene of Nat Turner's 
insurrection). Julv Jl, I^IW. Hisi father 
was of English aud his mother of Hugue- 
not extraction. He received a good edu- 
cation, and in his early life accepted the 
position of deputy to his uncle, theu 
County Clerk, aud .soon atXer began the 
study of the law. This was of short 
duration, however, for, inlBM, at the age 
of'2l>, he received an appointment as cadet, 
and entered the Military Academy at West 
Point, from which he graduated twelfth 
in a class of fortv-five, June 20, 1840, and 
on the 1st of Julv received his first ap- 
poiutnieut as brevet Second Lieutenant in 
the Third Artillery, and joined his regi- 
ment in Florida November ti, 1841. He 
was brevetted First Lieutenant for gallant 
conduct iu the war against the Semidole 
Indians. His rci^imeut was ordered from 
Florida in January, 18-12, and Lieutenant 
Thomas, with his company, to New Or- 
hans Barracks, aud thence to Fort Moul- 
trie, in Charleston harbor, where ho re- 
mained until December, 1843, when he 
was ordered to duty with Company C, 
Tliird Light Artillery, at Fort Mc Henry, 
Maryland. On the 17th of May, 1843, he 
was promoted First Lieutenant of Artil- 
lery, and in the spring of 1844 joined 
Company E, Third Artillery, at Fort 


When war with Mexico became unavoid- 
able, Lieutenant Thomas was ordered 
with his company to Texas in July, 1845, 
to report to General Taylor. During the 
Mexican war he distinguished himself at 
Fort Urown, llesaca de la Palma, Mon- 
terey (tor gallant conduct at which he was 
brevetted Captain, September 23, 184G), 
and at Bucna Vista, which secured him a 
brevet :Majorship (February 23, 1847). He 
remained in Mexico on duly until August 
20, 1848, when he recro.ssed into Texas, 
and thence went to Fort Adams, Ilhode 
Island. He was ordered to Florida again 
in 1841), upon the renewal of the war with 
the Indians, and served there until Decem- 
ber, 1850, when ho was ordered to Fort 
Independence. He remained there until 
March 28, 1851, when he was assigned to 
duty as Instructor of Artillery aud Caval- 
ry at West Point. He retained this posi- 
tion until May 31, 1854, having been pro- 
moted meanwhile, December 24, 1853, to 
a Captaincy in the Third Artillery. In 
18)4, Captain Thomas was assigned to 
Fort Yuma, California, where he received 
the appointment of Junior Major of the 
Second Cavalry. From May 1, 1856, to 
November 1, 18G0, he was on duty in 


Bliss— Phnty of money. 
A Woman's Wu-l— Won't ! 
Pattkiin Women— The milliners. 
TuK Bottle Thick— Getting drunk. 
Flat Falsbuood— Lying on your back. 
IIioH WoKus— Dialogue in a balloon. 
To Ukmovk Stains kuom Chakaotbr 
—Get rich. 

UNUKtjriTED Love- A passion for gam- 

Punch calls a wig, gown, and bands, a 
law suit. 

Men who know a good "deal"— Card- 

Caitillauy Attuaction— Falling in 
love with a chignon. 

If you want to get a sure crop aud a 
big yield, sow wild oats. 

Peoi'lk who live by jokes, are gene- 
ally very " poor jokers." 

Matters of moment ought to be de- 
scribed in a minute manner. 

A CRITIC says of a famous singer that 
" she sings a few air.s and puts on a great 

The lady whose blood curdled in her 
veins, has ever since been very sour in 
her disposition. 

The lash that man does not object to 
have laid on his shoulders— The eye-lash 
of a pretty girl. 

Why is an errand-boy like an old horse 
put up at auction ? Because he'll go for 
what he'll fetch. 

Make friends with life insurance, that 
when you are old it may comfort you. 
licmember the Washington Life. 

A LouoiNo irocsE KKEi'EU advcrtises 
" to furnish gentlemen with pleasant and 
comfijrtablc Vooms, also one or two gen- 
tlemen wUh wives." 

An exchange wants the government to 
issue stamps i()rkerosi'nc, inscribed "Pre- 
pare to meet thy God." 

Phrenological Fact.— In the whole 
British army, says Fan, not one soldier is 
there with a " retreating" forehead. 

Why is a horse the moat curious feeder 
in the world ? Because he eats best when 
he has not a "bit" in his mouth. 

Two twin brothers in New York are so 
much alike that they frequently borrow 
money of each other without knowing it. 
At a school examination, a young ur- 
chin being asked why it was so warm in 
the torrid zone, very promptly replied, 
" Because it is so hot !' 

The Pagan Democracy. 

TuE Washington is a great public fa- 



To fill to whom these present* mny 


Know ye that the Congress of the 
United States, on or about the 27th day of 
February, in the year 18t>U, passed a reso- 
lution in the words and figures following, 
to wit : 

A liEsoi.UTioN I)rop()^4in;r aa amendment to the 

Couftiiuiiiiii of tho United StiireH. 

Uttfilc'il, tXj the Semte and IIi>a-e of Rcpre 
iwiinatlve* of the Ignited Slates of Amerlra, iti 
C'oni;r<'»a a-"M'nibled, two-thirds of both Hoai^e* 
concurring, tnai ih<! fol'owiii-j arMciu be prop">ted 
to the L.<.*gi.-liitnrf* ut the beveral btates ih un 
amendtn«'nt lo thfs Con!«iitation of the fniicd 
M« eu, which, when raltfled hy thrf"e-lourth!« of 
faid l.e7i«l«ture.-«, shall be valid as part of the con- 
Btitation. namely : 

- Art. lo. Section 1. The right? of citizena of the 
foiled States to Tote fhall not bo denied or 
abridu'cd by the Un'terl States", or any 9!ato. on ac- 
roiiTi' of race, color, or previou;* cuu'd'.tion of M;r- 

>ci-.. 'i. Congress shall have power to ecforce 
Xhia art.cle by appropriate lei;ii«lauou. 

And further, That it appears, from 
official documents on file in liiis depart- 
ment, tliat tho amendment to the Ctm&ti- 
tntion of the United States, proposed as 
aforesaid, has been ratified by the Legis- 
latures of the States of North Carolina, 
West Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin. 
Elaine, Louisiana, Michigan, Sou^h Caro- 
lina, Pennsylvani*, Arkansas, Connecti- 
cut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, New 
York, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ver- 
mont. Missouri, Virginia, Alabama. Kan- 
sas, M'Sjii.ssippi, Sliunesota, Ohio, Rhode 
Islam 1, Nebraska, and Texas, in all 
twenty-nine States; and further, that the 
States whose Legislatures have so ratified 
saiil amendment constitute three fourths ot 
the whole number of St>ites in the United 
SlHtes: and, further, that it appears from 
an ofHrial document on tile in this depart- 
ment, that the Legislature of the State ot 
New York has since passed resolutions 
claiming to withdraw said ratification of 
said amendment, which had been made 
by the Legislature of that State, and oJ 
which (ffi.ial notice had been filed in 
this department: and further, that it ap- 
pears from an official document on file in 
this department, that the Legislature of 
Georgia has, by resolution, ratified said 
proposed amendment ; 

iViy/p. therefore, be it known, that I, 
Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State of the 
United States, by virtue and in pursuance 
»>f the second section of the act of Con- 
gress approved on the 20»h day of April, 
in the year 1818, entitled " An act to pro 
vide for the publication of the laws of the 
Inited States, and for other purposes," do 
hereby certify that the amendment afore- 
sjiid has become valid to all intents and 
purposes as a part of the Constitution of 
the United States. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto 
set my h»nd, and caused the seal of the 
Department of State to be affixed. 
Done at the city of Washington, this 30th 
day of March, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and sev- 
enty, and of the independence of the 
United States the ninety fourth. 
(Signed) Hamilton Fisn. 

In April, 1861, Major Thomas was or- 
dered to Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to re- 
mount the Second Cavalry, which had 
been dismounted by General Twiggs, and 
on the 1st of May, 1801, he reported to the 
commander of the Department of Penn- 
sylvania for duty. April 25, 1861, he was 
promoted Lituienant Colonel, aud, on 
May od. Colonel. From May until July 
he commanded the First Brigade of Alajor 
General Patterson's army in North.-rn 
Virginia, and subsequently, under Gen- 
eral Bauks until August 2Gth. On the 
17lh of August he was appointed a Briga- 
dier General of voiunteers, and on the 
2«ih ttjok command of Camp Dick Rob- 
inson, in Kentucky, where, on tlie 26th of 
October, at the battle of Wild Cat, the 
rebel General ZoUicotler was completely 
routed, and his troops ilriven back lo 
Cumberland Gap. General Thomas then 
advanced to Lebanon, and organize d the 
First Division of the Army of the Cum- 
berland, aud immediately upon his 
arrival he found himself confronted 
by Zollicoff* r, who had taken up a strong 
position at Mill Spring. ZoUicoller made 
thealUck.but was completely rouel, and 
him-elf killed; and the enemy abaiid )ne«i 
their provisions, ammuniaou, arms, and 
camp etpupsge of every description, flee- 
ing in wild dismay over the mountains, 
and leaving General Thomas the hero of 
the first decisive vict^iry i.f the war. For 
gallant conduct in the battle he was ap- 
pointed aud confirmed M ijor General of 
Volunteers (April 25. 18G2 ) His division 


Tub following is one of Mr. Prentice's 
little waifs : 

•* S<wutinu—\\ is a sweet, sweet song, 
warbled to and fro among the topmost 
boughs of the heart, and filling the whole 
air with such joy and gladness as the 
pongs of birds do when the summer morn- 
ing comes out of darkness, and day is born 
on the mountains. We have all our poa- 

was then ordered to Nashville ; but, as it 

was in the reserves, he did not participate 

in the battle of Pittsburg Landing. May 

1, 1802, his division was transferred to the 

Army of the Tennessee, and he continued 

iu Command of the right wing until June 

10, when he was transferred to the Army 

of the Ohio under General Buell. When 

the command was assumed by General 

Rosecfiins, the name of the army was 

changed again to that of the Army ot the 

Cumberland, and General Thomas took 

command of the centre,- the Fourteenth . 

Corps. Under the command of General T.t.r,. . .,V jf;, 

Hosecrans he served with distinguished 

ability and valor in that terrible series of 

battles on Stone River. 

From that time to this his record is fresh 
in the memory of the public, and we need 
only to mention Chicamauga, Chatta- 
nooga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary 
Ridge. Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw, Peach 
Tree Creek, Chattahoochee, and, greatest 
of all, Nashville, to recall all the biilliant 
service which he rendered in these closing 
scenes of the rebellion. He saved the 
army at Chicamauga, and he crushed 
every vestige of rebellion in the West at 
Nashville, leaving Sherman free to march 
onward unmolesied. About a year ago 
he was assigned to the Department of 
California, which endc our record of the 
prominent events of his life. 

In General Thomas theru seemed to be 
a union of all the qualities which make 
up the great and successful soldier. He 
brought no peculiar trait of character 
into stronger relief than any other, 
but blended them all in perfect 
harmony. Although a Virginian by 
birth, he was a staunch, uncompromising 
Unionist in feeling. As a soldier, he 
united skillful strategy with cool valor and 
tremenc.ous power. When he fought he 
hurled all his forces upon the en- 
emy and crushed him. He was as dis- 
tinguished in council as he was terrible in 
battle. As a gentleman, he was irre- 
proiichable, both iu conta :t with his men 
and with the world, and none ever loved 
more dearly this lion-heart with the aflec- 
tions of a woman than his own soldiers 
who served under him and knew the w^arm 

vorite — the increase of business last year 
over the year previous, was greater than 
that of any other Cash Company. 

Str.\nge as it m^y seem, it is neverthe- 
less a fact that if you cut oH your left 
hand, your right hand becomes your left 

A boy's idea of having a tooth drawn 
may be summed up as follows : " The 
doctor hitchetl last ou mc, pulled his best, 
and just before it killed me the tooth came 

" That's very singular," said a young 
lady to a gentlemaa who had just kissed 
her. " Oh, well, my dear miss, was the 
reply, "I will soon mako it plural !" and 
the villain did. 

" Pl.\se turn your head a little," said a 
beauliful narse to her male patient. 
" You have turned it already, madame," 
said he. " Ah, sir, I guess you will not 
die this time." 

"How is your husband this afternoon, 
Mrs. Quiggs?" " Why, the doctor says as 
how ii he lives till morning he shall have 
some hopes of him; but if he don't he 
must give him up." 

" I didn't like our minister's sermon 
last Stinuay," said a deacon who had slept 
all' sermon time to a brother deacon. 
'■ Didn't like it, brother A ? Why I saw 
you nodding iMtent to every proposition of 
the parson." 
A V7ii)ower's Sorrows.— 

I Ueard a judt^e his tip.-taflT call. 

And pay. -Sir, 1 desire 
You !,'o tiirthwittiaud bcirch the hall. 

And scud me iu my crier." 

" And search, my lord. In vain I may," 

I he up.-*iaif i,'raveiy said : 
"The crier cunuolcry lo-dtty. 

iiccaur>e taa wile is dead !" 

A PiTTSKiELD, Mass., man lost his 
hammer. He gave one of his boys a 
s^mnd thrashing for losing it. Not long 
after the father found the missing ham- 
mer where he had left it. " Never mind," 
said he, trying to console the boy and his 
conscience, " whippings never come 
amiss I " 

A Cincinnati lady, who recently found 
the gas escaping in her servant's cliamber, 
asked her if she had blown it out instead 
of turning it olf, and was told that she 
" was not so green as all that ; she had 
only turucd it <m again a little, that^ it 
would be easier lighted in the morniu'.'' 

" My de.vr, if you go on at this extrav- 
agant rate," said a penurious husband to 
his wife, "I shall go out of my wits." 
" Well, my dear," responded the alTeclion- 
ate wife, " there'll be one comfort in it, 
anyhow, and that is, that if you do go out 
you'll not have to go so far 
but w hat you'll be within easy call." 

A cLEa(iv.MAN who had been staying for 
some time at tho house of a friend, on 
going away, called to him little Tommy, 
tUe lour-year-old son of nis host, and 
asked what he should give him for a 
present. Tommy, who had great respect 
for the "cloth," thought it was his duty 
lo suggest something of a religious nature, 
so he answered hesitatingly, " I — I think 
I should like a testament, and I kaom 1 
should like a pop-gun !" 

A Line of Lines. — A romantic pair in 
Pennsylvania are blessed with a lot ot 
daughiers. The eldest was called Caro- 
line, the second Madeline, the third Eve- 
line, the fourth Angcline, when lo ! the 
filth made its appearance and no name 
could be found with the desired termina- 
tion. Determined, however, lo "fight it out 
on that line if it took all summer," the 
parents at length pounced upt)n a name 
very popular in their neighborhood, and 
forthwith the baby was called Crinoline. 

CoMi'ocND Interest. — 
Ben Adam had a golden coin, one day. 

Which he put out at interest with a Jew ; 
\>ar after year, awaiting him, it lay. 

Until ihe doubled coin two piece* grew; 
And these two, four, soon, till people eaid: 

"How rich Ben Adam is!" aud bowed the eer- 
vUc head. 

Gibbon gives a graphic and ludicrous 
description of the lingering pagans ot the 
empire, who, hmg after the Chnsthin re- 
ligion had been accepted all over the 
Itoman world, airtinued their solemn 
sacrifices to Jupiter and Pan, oblivious of 
the changes that had taken place around 
them. The Democratic party of the 
United States are, in the same manner, 
still offering sacrifices to their Jupiter and 
their Pan. It matt<irs not that the coun- 
try has moved onwird ; that it has left 
behind forever the sacrifices to slavery 
and secession, the dd pagans continue to 
light the tires, slaj the rams, and inter- 
rogate the oracles, as of yore. 

The Democratic State Convention in 
Oregon spent an entire day last week, 
discussing whether they would repudiate 
the public debt, in io many words, or not. 
That debt was creited, they said, in an 
unconstitutional war, "to coerce sover- 
ei"-n States;" it was created in a war 
a^^ainst the right of a State to secede 
fr"om the Union ; it was incurred to pay 
the expenses of armies to invade the 
South and enforce obedience to the na- 
tional authority, from which these people 
had been released by the action of their 
States. jMoreovcr, in that way, four 
millions of slaves had been emancipted, 
torn from the possession of their lawful 
owners, in violation of the express doc- 
trine of the Democracy, that property in 
slaves was held hy a tenure superior to 
constitutions and laws. The Democracy 
of Oregon were not prepared to give up 
their ancient idols, so they relighted their 
tires and ottered again their sacrifices to 
the older dispens;ition. A few of them, 
of a more politic turn of mind than the 
rest, induced the majority to change the 
form of the resolution, and declare that 
to pay interest on the debt was a burden 
too heavy to be Vorne ; that the debt was 
excessive, and that it was rank oppression 
to repeat the payment of the principal in 
the form of interest, and that the govern- 
ment creditors ought to compromise, and 
ti&ks Ic&s 

The condition of the Democratic pagans 
on the Pacific is hardly more pitiable than 
those of New York. In that corner of 
the vineyard the question is not whether 
they will accejit the new faith, but 
whether they will sacrifice to Jupiter or 
Pan. Heretoforj they have offered all 
their incense to Pan. Pan has generally 
been right side up, and been in the keep- 
ing of the celebrated priests Tweed, 
Sweeney & Company. It is proposed by 
some to discard Pan, assassinate his 
priests, and rtstore the worship • of 
Jupiter. The Timmany Democracy un- 
der Tweed and Sweeney, and the "\oung 
Democracy" under Morrissey, Fox and 
O'Brien have lost sight of the ex- 
ternal enemy (Christianity) in the 
violence of their own schism. The rival 
worshippers accuse each other of being 
thieves and ballot-box stuffers; of being 
corrupt, and of holding their seats by 
crime. Combined, they have temporary 
control of the State of New York ; but, 
having no polit cal principle iu common 
with the great body of the people, they 
are wrangling among themselves as to 
whether they sliall worship this or that 
god, and are rushing to destruction, 
dragging with them sundry professing 
Christians who have not scrupled to min- 
gle in the strife in the interest of Pan. 

The condition of the pagan Democracy 
in other States is equally disheartening. 
Everywhere, they have but one common 
rule of action, imd that is a blind devo- 
tion to the past, and an obstinate deter- 
mination not tc- accept truth. Never was 
there a more pitiable exhibition of a party 
once the ruler of a mighty nation, wast- 
ing its strength, chattering feebly, and 
passing preci pi lately away in death, and 
still hoping that, pravers to its defunct idols 
will turn back the wheels of time, revive 
the dead, and I ring back chaos to comfort 
them. Though in the article of death, 
they still moan miserably all the way 
from Oregon ^o New York, " This is a 
white man's government ;" " The consti- 
tution recognizes slavery;" "States are 
sovereign;" "Repudiate the debt; pay 
no interest;" "Rescind the Fifteenth 
Amendment."-- -C/uaifftf Tribune^ Ma/rch 

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, & SON -Gentlemen : Tfie package '^"'^X.uSectof gardening generally. 

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<M rJiit ■ customers .applied without charge. 

I •'^BliiJo Gardener « Almiiiac maUed toaU appUcanUnpo.- 
receipt of a three-cent rtamp. , 

Addreaa ^ B. ^^ ^fSJ^Viafkew Tort. 

of Alleys Lune Balsam you sent mc- to use anions the 
SfflicS poor In iny city miss) on wy work has proved 
verv ar<-?ptable and useful. 11 has L'one into several 
Lmllfes iud with remarkable effect In every instance, 
'"one woman ha. Vveea restored from w^ at h.^ ply. 1- 

assist In the support o< her Jainily 

continued use OI "■ 


^_ and with care and 

the Baisain .Ue eiv)ect« entire res tor- 

Sinking Slowly. 

Diseases that progress rapidly to a crlsisjare not 
the only ones to b J dreaded. Canker or dry rot 
does not blast a tree as suddenly as a etrolce of 
lightning, bnt unless arrested, it destroys it as cer- 
tainly ; and in like manner chronic debility, al- 
thongh it does not kill with the swiftness of yel- 
low fever, is as sure to sap the springs of life event- 
ually as any acute disease if not checked by invig- 
orating medication. There is something inexpres- 
sibly touching in the spectacle of premature decay. 
Languor, pallor, emaciation, depression of spirits, 
and a distaste for exertion, are its ordinary symp- 
toms, and they should be promptly met by tonic 
treatment The best invigorant and exliilarant 
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of the system, and the strengthening and regulat- 
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The lailing appetite is re-awakened, the process of 
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more natural, and every organ that contributes to 
thenourishmentof the body undergoes salutary 
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restored In no claj-s of diseases has the benificent 
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means of relief. It i« strong to restore and power- 
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"Clouds of witnesses." 

m * » 

\T you do not feel well you send for a doctor, he 
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glyphics upon a piece of paper which you t«ke to 
I drug store and there pay .'W cents to f 1 00, besides 
the doctor's fee. for a remedy nine times ont ol 
ten not half so good as Ur. Morsb's Indian Root 
Pills, which cost bnt 25 cents per box. Vo 
you think the former the best, because you pay the 
most for it t If you do. we advise you to use, just 
as an experiment, tho Mokse's Indian Root 
i>iLUi They are prepared from a formula pro- 
nounced by the most learned physicians of our 
country, to be the iKsst and most universal ot fam- 
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cure Headache, Liver complaints. Indigestion, 
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» t m 
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bottle hw'^lvedereat ben^iHt. so that her cough. 
whIctlwMOf minths^.tancll.*. 1« fjeltlnp betfr. an;| 
she lias purchast-d the .ecOLd botUe, and has every 
indication of a 8, >et.d> care. ., ^ ^ ,» _.t. 

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A young man to wliom i r«comraeii(ied atrial of l^ 
who has liad a bad cough, and much pain in hi. lungs 
Sr raontlis past, ana unable to get rest ox ^X^p.l^J^ 
commenced taking It, and I. now u.lnK the tourth 
?o'"« wltli great benefit. He *a!d to me on a recent 
v?«!t he would not do Without IU He is hoping (anrt 
reasooahlv It seems to me) to be able to resume ui. 
wort ai:aln. 



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"mornlns's call on 

Ben Selim had a golden coin, that day. 

Which to a stranger asking alms he gave. 
Who went, rejoicing, on his unknown way. 
PBen Selim died, too poor to own a grave ; 
But, when his soul reached heaven, angels, with 
Showed him the wealth to which hia coia had 

An Allegory. 

feelings under the stern exterior. As a 

man, he was manly in all things. Not a 

spot of meanness or jealously stain his The old man was toiling through the 

long and useful career. In his personal I burden and heat of the day, in cultivating 
i apptarauce, ,he was dignified and com- ! his fields with his own hands, and depf)sit- 

,. .. , „i -^K ^« ^11 ' ^m^ i mandini' ; in his bearing, gentle and cour- ; jng the promising seeds in the fruitlui lap 

sessions in the uture which we Oill ^om^- ^ S^ habits ttrictly temperate i „f yielding earth. Suddenly there stood 

/w«^.': Beautiful flowers and singmg buds I ^^^^^ In all. he was the Chevalier Le^^re him, under the shade of a huge 

are there, only our hands seldom ^rasp ^^_-^ ^^, ^^^^ ^ ^^,. , ^^ ^^j,^, ^,. ^.^^^^ ^ ^-^j^^^ rj-^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^g 

the one, or our ears hear the other. ^ liut, t j^^^ ^^.^ ^.^^^ .^ forever assured in the ' struck with amazement. 

oh, reader, he of g<XKl cheer, for 
P<hk1 there is a golden ^tiornetime 

all the 
The hills and valleys of time are all passed ; 
when tho wear and fever, the disappoint- 
ment and the sorrow of life are over, then 
there is the place and;the rest appointed of 
God. Oh, hf mestead, over whose root fall 
no shadow.* or even clouds: and over whi>se 
threshold the voice of st>rrow is never 
heard; built upon the eternal hills, and 


"history of his country, and his life is a j 
model for the emulation of every Chris- 
tian soldier and every aspiring youth in 
Km^Tlcs,.— Chicago Tribune, March M. 

I am Solomon, ' spoke the phantom, in 
a friendly voice. " What are you doing 
here, old man ?" 
" If y>u are Solomon," replied the ven- 

_,_ , crable laborer, "how can you ask this? 

A DuTCHMA.N,the other day, reading an In my youth you sent me to an jnj ; I 
account of a meeting, came lo the words, saw iL^ occupation, and learned from that 
"The meeting then dissolved." He culd ^ insect to be industnou. ^ud o gathen 
meaning ot the latter, i What 1 then learned I have followed out 
his dictionary, »nd felt to this hour.' 

PREPAnE for sickness in the day of 
health, and for old age in thy youth. 

Be.\utt eventually deserts its possessor, 
but virtue and talent accompany him to 
the grave. 

Nocharactci can be lastingly injured by 
a fearless discharge of duty. Calumny or 
prejudice may obscure it for a time, but in 
the end it will shine the brighter for the 
clouds which tib.'-cure it. 

ral sent l,9l}3 pounds of sunflower seed to 
an oil mill and had returned to him 212 
pounds of oi! and 1,781 pounds of oil 
cake. The oil he finds a superior lubri- 
cator, and thinks it may be valuable for 
other purpose:^. 

n. GiiiFFEN, of Vermont, says in the 
N. E. Farmer, I have a pumpkin that was 
raised in the year 1SG8, that is about as 
fresh looking as it was the fall it was 
taken from the vine. I think it was the 
largest one I raised. I kept it where it 
would not fret'ze in the winter, out of the 
cellar, and in the milk room in the sum- 
mer. It bids fair to winter again. 

In a letter to an editor of the American 
A'jrievlturuit, John Johnston, writes : "if 
you put a good sounding bell on one of 
your Cotswoli sheep, the dogs will not 
be so apt to hurt them ; but t he best 
thingJI ever tried is a little strychnine on a 
piece of meat— and if the meat is tainted, 
they find it better. I have often got rid 
of dogs in this way. Put it around your 
yards in the evening, and if the dogs 
come, you will find some dead ones in the 
morning. I mce got two in the morning, 
and several t mea one." 

Vert high chimneys, such as two near 
Glasgow, which are over 400 feet high, 
are very apt to get out of perpendicular, 
under the influence of high wind, before 
the mortar h\s time to harden. They are 
generally straightened by repeatedly saw- 
ing into the bulging pide, and on remov- 
iag the saMr the chimney settles the 
thickness of the cutting. The Scientific 
American mentions tlie case of a chimney 
345 feet high, in Barmen, Prussia, in 
which the method tried was to replace 
whole layers of brick by thinner layers, 
and allow the chimney to subside. 

Scouring Knites.— A lady correspond- 
ent of the American Agriculturist writes 
that for five years she has used water lime 
for scouring knives, forks, tins, and the 
like. Shessys: " I have a box with a 
partition and keep the lime in one part 
and the cloths in the other. I wet a 
small cloth ii little and dip it in the lime, 
and after th i articles are well washed and 
wiped, I rub them until the spots are re- 
moved. Then I take a larger, dry cloth, 
dip it in the lime, and rub the articles 
until polishod to suit mc. Wipe oflf the 
dust from the knives and forks with a 
dry cloth, and they are ready to put 

A Word to P.vrekts.— Remember that 
the time mist come in every family when 
it is the children's right to begin to think 
and act for themselves, and the parent's 
duty to allow them to do it ; when it is 
wisest gradually to slacken authority, to 
sink " I conimand" into " I wish," to grant 
large freedom of opinion, and, above all, 
in ^he expression of it. Likewise (and 
this is a most important element in fami- 
to give license— nay, af;t«al 

Clinton av.nus. Urooklyn, one nleaBant forenoon about 
ten clays ago. (Two ladles. Mrs. MorK<«.n and Mrs 
KiilKlit. had Just dropped In for a 
Mrs. lUpt'lje, lUela y of Ihe house.) 
Mrs. M.-.Mv dear Mrs. Uapclje. are you sick 7 

'^Mrs'T-No'; "not Sick exactly; but snirerin2 ftom 
debllltv. and dreadfully nervous. Do you know, 
1 could cry this nilBiite. 

Mrs. K.— Too much excitement, I'm afraid. 

Mis. U.-1'eihaps. Rut wliai can one do? In the 
uay season, one must give narlies and att»>nd them. 

Mrs. M.-I 8upiK)-e so. Faslilm is law-niore's the 
pity. But yon must take sometUlng to ton* your 
BVilein, or you'll break down. , ■, „ 

Mrs h.-ihateni.diclne! Bnt you shall prescribe 
forme. What would you ailvise* «.,„„„„„, i.™ 

Mrs. M.-Weil ; I'll tell you nvi plan. Whenever I in 
nervous or hysterical, or have a headache, or am at 
all out of 8 ,rts. I take a couple of tftblespoonfulU of 
PLANTATiox Birraai once or twice a day for a week 
or so. and It innirinhly hrlngs me round. ,„..„„» 

Mrs K -I do the same lhi:ie, with the same pleasant 
result. 1 hav- Implicit faith In that article. 

Mrs. U.— Well, ladies, on your recommenda Jon, 1 11 
try it. 



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moephoiui and Callsaya, known at Ferro-Phosphated 
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[A diffcn 

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for the simjjfc reason that it it 
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in ToiS^Chcmistry. 

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lO days after tiie firstjapplica- 
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urefuUy observec 

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In till* country can afford to be without. WUl be 
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J(»HN T. BLISS. Attorney at Law. 

Box a,7^»9. Chicago. III. 


A Journal oi Transportation. 

Railroad Qaeationa discussed by Practical Rail- 
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lilusUated DeecriptlonB of Railroad Inventlona. 

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Record of the Progress of Railroada. 

Railroad Reports and Statistics. 

General liailroad News. 

Railroad Elections and Appointmenta. 

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SwEBT maiden of Pa«(Mmai|Uodd7. 

jphnU wo i"'i-fe for rommiinluii «•' donla 
Where the deep Mi-'-iivippi O'^and-rs. 

Or ttw dUtant Sa»k«iche«ra'_, rollsV 

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A ••W'-etlv j«qnester-^^ noot 
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CoiijoiOA wilh Vjt- Sk.HJdoowal)*kook, 

There wander two bcantiful riven? 

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The other— tie Skoodoow^^bii-- joU, 

AU. sweetent of hanats If . , 

lu jrco^'raphy, «tl*«. o- -•<* \Xtimcntioned 
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When jo.aiug the .oowab^kooksds 

•^uodoowabdkuuk ! 
Our rot shall l>e 

Wiihin that cH>»e by tbe watara 
Reflected ii' jsqueBtrated nook - 

And mi i4V<««>J<)ovvabsko"k?i» 

.rorcd in !»koodoowdb*kook \ 

F <<m1) sleep to the mufic of leaflets 
f ^f ^ephvp* in WMiitonno** fhook, 

-nl dream of th« Skoodoow ^Ij-skookt"!!*, 
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Kich morn, you Khali joyoiuly look. 

On the junction of sko<»iioowab-kook*i« 
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Drawn forth on tho paint of a hook. 

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Or wandering >kojdoo«val>8kook ! 

Yoii -h^Il <|'i8fl' the mo^t sparkling ol water, 

Drnwn f >rth ifiin a silvery brook 
Whii'h now.-< to tlie .skooloowrtbjikooksi?. 

And then to tbe Skoo<loow:ibskook '. 

And you shiH preside at th«' banquet. 

And /will wait on thee as cook : 
And We'll la k of the Skoodoowab.-kookcLs 

And aing of the bkooduo\v:ibfko«k! 

I>:t othor* t^ing londly of Saoo. 

Of i^iioddy, andTattama!.'oache, 
Of Keun.-tiorcaj'is. and t^naco. 

Of Meriguiii:»h, and line ouche, 

Of Na'hwaak. and MniaijnadaTiqtie, 

Or Mctumerinianiniericook, — 
Th'-re'.-* none like ;he ^k•od<>o.vaVkookM!l, 

Bxct'piiu;; the Skooduuwabckook '. 

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AtNT Cr-EPSY was tossinij her last flap- 
jiick from pjin to phite, just in time to give 
a glance that caromed round the room, 
and pocketini? itsclt" in the open window, 
fill upon the four of us — Fosco, Barkhara, 
tho Coloni'l and me— riding toward the 
honse. onr horses tirt-d and dejected, and 
ourselves fit comrades for them. 

One would think as soon of 
huiHin<» a hotel in a cemetery, and wait- 
ing lor gh»stly visitants, as of settling 
near Mu.l t^prings, in tht* hcRrt of a de- 
»»*rteil country. But there the house 
.viuod-a .'traggling, one-stori„'d inn, half 
<t</»fMf and half rou^h post.^., like a broken 
spider; the supports of lUe shed standing 
hke gaunt legs. <);,o almost expected to 
.nee it moving ab„ut the place. | 

i^^l!-^'' " -*<5**'^^h place— a ragged, nn- I 
^ ,!!i!? *»f nature, in herinost discordant | 
mood, j^ narrow valie}', fringed, as to 
}^ .-idcs, with gnarled oaks, that crouched 
m silence, and cottonwoods, whose leaves 
seemed glad to be hidden by their dusty 
coatings. Laree boulders ran slow races 
<lown tlie hills, or gathered in sober 
groups around a Ptony chief; some gray, 
an.l smirched with brittle moss; others 
broken, and trying to glisten in the sun. 
Even the birds deserted the canon, at tlic 
.foi>t of which stood the house; and though 
sonift lines peeping around the outlet, 
never ventnreil in. How the winter wind 
sn-irkd u|) the ravine, butfeiing every 
thing, ami drawing a cloud of dust in its 
jerky train! How the rains poured 
clown, as il glad to wash out the lan<l- 
niarks, pelting and Siuking, running new 
cli intiels, and hollowing out the surface. 
Only the little, thread-like brook, that 
twisic'l down from the spring, laughed in 
the sunlight, flashing back up«n the 
flinging weeds that courtesied to the 
bright bubbles on their r.<ipid course. At 
the fence the brook crept under, and mois- 
tened the flowers and vegetaf>les that were 
scattered ab.Vjt the garden— the pride and 
care of Atmt Clepsy, and the solace of 
her he»<.jt. 

^!.anting all day among the hills, 
Vearied with fruitless sport, we came un- 
expectedly upon these signs of life, and, 
urgim; our horses, pushed on to the 

** Can we st«y hero to-night?" inquired 
Fosco, as the dame came to the door, and 
stood, with arras akimbo, scanning our 
party with curious eye. 

" Ye can try," was the sapient rejoinder 
— a st)mewhat wjuivocal one- but be- 
lated travelers arc not wont to be over- 

We turned our animals into the yard 
and bundleil our traps into the front room 
— that servttl for sitting, dining and bar. 
The hostess had preceded tis, and gave I 
us greeting, leaning on the bar-rail. She j 
oollv examined our baggage, such as it 
wa.s and, with a sigti ot relief, remarked: 
"Ye ain't got no yaller, I see, and 
ye can stay. You nv.xy think it curus, but 
iio mrm which has a yaller volise can tic 
up here. I'll tell ye why this is. Ther» 
was a pcart-like chap came here, 
prospecting aroumi, which had sich a 
baggage; and he kcp' on sLayin'and stay- 
in', which we didn't see no money of 
hisn' day after day. But as we had f >und 
bi« volise heavy — which me and Com- 
pas.';e8 often hefted— we thought it was 
all ri^ht. But. one day, ray man di-in't 
come back any more; and when weiome 
to open the volise, we found it was nailed 
to the floor, empty ; and no man with sich 
» heavy thing hev we kept sence." 

"You are right in being cautious when 
suiU men are aroBud. But where is your 
husband?" asked the Colonel. 

" Down in the field, yonder. They call 
him Compasses, 'cause one of his legs is a 
little irregular. But you mustn't keep me 
with palavcrin', or you wont git noth- 
ing for provender," and she bustled into 
the kitchen. 

A kindly laced old lady as I ever looked 
np«in ; and she had .safely passed the age 
when women are apt to become blottiug- 
iwtpera, to absorb all the milk of human 
kindness about them. Tall and spare, a 
plain print g^wn neatly put on, she had 
all possible dignity of carriage and de- 

A singular room we were ofcupying. 
Al one end jutted out from the wall a 
few shelves, «>n which wasarrangetl a row 
of bottles. There were seven cans 
vt' oysters— always seyen — having the 
mtirks of a dailv polishing. A small jar 
was labellej •Solace;' if you 

nog it there came forth 

an empty sound. A cigarl»ox, of some 
faded, medireval brand, hung close to this 
for c<»mpany. An old Dutch pipe, hung 
uj) br the neck, had been strangling slow- 

'y For years. Thero was a remarkable 
print of the Deluge upon one wall, where 
* purple ark uavig.ated among pink 
whales, that spouted raspberry soda- 
water; while Noah, with his select c«inpa- 
ny,clad in naval uniforms.and bearing nra- 
brollas, seemed to chaff the struggling 
creatures with all the eflrontery of men 
who had piid their fare. Two panting 
swimmers—" a pair of pant.s," as Bark- 
liatu christened thelii— strove to climb the 
rudder, but were pushed off by the gold- 
laced hirelinga. How do these scriptural 
prints gel into such nueer places? A half- 
dozcr\ well whittled chairs, and two 
l»1uche8, that sftied up againbt the wall, 
completed the fiimiturc. 

We had hardly completed a survey of 
our surroundings, when we heard the 
blast of a horn, and close upon it, a voice 
shouting, " 8-i-l-a-s: 8-il-as :' 

In answer thereto, there soon appeared 
at the door the lord of tbe manor, sur- 
named Compafses. lie had an unmistak- 
ably siitTleg — not a loose appendage, but 
a firm attachment to his bixly, like a limb 
to the trunk of a tree — and the boot on 
his foot had all the close-fitting symmetry 
of the skin of a baked apple upon the pulp 
thereof, 'i he man, after gazing al us, 
somewhat in surprise, pivoted into the 
room, entered the bar, and said, "Wei 
come, gen'lemon. Take a drink?" 

Though we were tolerably well ac- 
quainted with the spirits of the frontier, 
none of us vver« fully prepared f^^r the 
punjency of the tipple, and had hardly re- 
c ivered our breath when the lady reap- 
peared, and hastily setting a table, laid 
thereon our supper, of bacon, eggs, and 
flapjacks, to which we did summary jus- 
tice ; and, when we had finished, tilled our 
pipes, and sit under the porcli, in the 
warm evening, where we were soon joined 
by the ho^t and hostess, both as well pro- 
vidci.! witli tobacco as ourselves. 

An Olid couple, truly ! The man, a half- 
wasted farm, with a yellow, shaggy beard, 
and an irregular t^uez Canal running 
through his sandy hair; the woman, a 
trim, neat body, and soft voice. 

" We were much surprised to find any- 
one living up here," remarked Fo.sco, by 
way of beginning conversation. 

'* So am I, when I wake up in the morn- 
ing," growled out Compasses. 

"Now, Silas, don't say that," remon- 
strated his wife. " Yer hadn t orter be 
discontented here ; we live well enough, 
and have no troubles. Yer hadn't orter 
do it." 

" Waal, my life has been chock-full of 
hadn't orters, anyway; and sometimes 
I've broken 'em, and soipetimes not, ami 
it don't seem to make no difference." 

"It ain't never no good to buck agin' 
things, Silas. Providence is unsartin in 
his dispensatories, I know; and livin' is 
always a game of p'rhaps, and when we're 
young, is the p'rhapsest part of it, but I 
guess the Bible's true, and it'll all come 
out right." 

" Waal, for my part, Ithinic Providence 
is a little mixed. It's no use talking of it 
to me. I lied a brother once, as would ha' 
made a good s'leep-man down in Te.vas, 
but he got religion, and played on the big 
fiddle in church at first— which I called it 
the viol o' wrath— and the way he u.sed to 
sttutak the wrath out o' that fiddle was a 
caution to frogs in the sluice. Then Enos 
took to peachin' — prenchin', I went for 
to say, but somehow it's about the same 
thing, for them pious they gits up 
and peaches (m their friends, and tells the 
Lonl all their shortcomes. And if as how 
we're oU sinners, them fellers must kinder 
turn State's evidence. And after Enos 
got to preachin', he tried to convert me, 
iHil I didn't convert so much as I might. 
You needn't try it on again, Cleps. Each 
of us does acoirdin' to his light, and some 
of us has to sweat like a nigger under oath, 
but the most of us is bilks." 

The last sentence came out like a whip- 
lash—graceful and curling at first, and 
ending in a qiriek snap. 

" Well, Silas, I won't dispute the pint be- 
fore company." 

" Have you lived here long';- " inquired 

"Nigh on six years now," answered 
Aunt Clepsy. 

" Wo come on from Texas, after that 
dry year," added Compasses. '-There 
was many of us as left that country in 
tlii^mdays; times was hard, and we was 
seekin' a better country, bu* it's about as 
hanl and droughty liere aj anywhere 

" But do you have much company 
here ?" 

" Travel ain't overdone, but we gits a 
share. You must 'sense me, gi n'leinen ; 
I've got to look artcr the stock," answered 
Compasses, as he knocked the ashes from 
his pipe and vanished around tlie corner. 

" You nuisn't mind what ho >ays," 
apologised the wife; "he has had many 
disappointments. That there man has 
been rich and prosperous; and since he 
lost his money ,he has been unhappy. 
Disappointment hurts everybody. Outer- 
imlly he many be the same, but his in- 
nards is struck." 

" Have you no children living with 

" We never had only two, and one of 
therapies in New Mexico, with his toes 
poialing to the wild flowers. The other 
one left us a long time ago. His father 
was ha'sh to him, an I he ran away, and 
went to Roosha. I hev heerd as how he's 
been beknighted for building a railroad 
there, but 1 don't allow much upon it. 
There ain't no one but me and Silas left 
now, and I hopes we'll go together. 
We've been like the Syenite twins, almost, 
and hadn't oughter be separated. And 
Silas has been a good husband to me ; 
there's good leads in him, though the out- 
croppin's is rough and badlike; and he 
don't mean half he s.ay3. Do ye mean to 
stay with us long?" 

" We have not ([uite decided. Is there 
anything to shoot around here ♦" 
I " Not much ; folks usually docs their 
shooting among theirsolve?. Y'e might 
I find a deer or I'wo, if ye was lucky.' 
' At this point the host returned, and 
[ proposed a game of " pitch-seven-np," to 
I which all assented but myself, and were 
soon engaged around a rickety tabic, deep 
I in the mysteries of " sinches" and "pots. " 
j " Mv man is very fond of that 'ere 
1 game,'' remarkeil the old lady ; " but I 
don't like c*rds ginr'ally. Cards anil 
drinkin' go together, and many a young 
man is broken with them. I hev known 
young men to bo bull drivers, and risin' 
in thJ' world, fetched cle-an down by pison. 
And it seems to run in families. There 
was Mary Flint, in our tr.wn, had a rattle 
of sk'ven biys. and one arter another took 
U) drinkin,' and died. I think that if the 
men as mikes laws would license drinkin' 
places and gaiublin' places, and make peo- 
ple do them openly, there wouldn't be so 
many drunkards; cos tolks always hank- 
ers arter what they're forbidden to get 
Are ve all from San Francisco ?" 
" All but one of us, who is from China." 
" Ye don't say from China : 1 wonder 


if he has ever met my son thfcre 
China contagious to Koosha*" 

" Not very ; a great many miles between 

" Sinched, by Mo.'ies !" here interrupted 
the old man. "" Iiook-a-here, Clcps, don't 
never say no more to me about lack. This 
yer gen'lraan Jias had two clatters of four, 
without takin' lireath. I do believe as 
how that KeconKng Angel of yours has 
never st-ratchi-tl ^nothing i»ut sinches 
a^iii' my name. I've had enough of this 

Compasses rose from the table, and re- 
filled hi« pipe, and seemed to V)e trying to 
relieve his mind b) vicious pulls at it. 

" Gen'lmen, ever since God horned me, 
everything has petered out. Fust, I was 
cleaned out by tlie drought in Texas. 
Then I was captain of a dvig-ont ferry up 
on Snake-eye river, and was doin' well, 
when the chaps put up a job on me as 
bust the ride atain. Them cusses used to 
keep a span of clothes on each side of the 
river, and pick tip a big rock in their 
anus to hold 'em down, and wade across. 
That lit me out in navi^^ation. And sence 
I've been heri;, my stock is allers running 
away, and my ricks burning down, till I'm 
e'en a'most worn out." 

" You must have been rather tried by 
all these things," ventured Fosco. 

" You may say that boldly, sir. Tried is 
a good word. I've been f\>r years in the 
frying-pan, an' I'm only skimmin's." 

" J>on't you remember, Sila«, of that 
story of Job; which was the unlonunatest 
man in the Scriptur?" 

" Yes, I does ; and I'm very much like 
Job's olI-ox. Well, it's gettiu' uigh on to 
bed-time, and I'll say good-night." 

We were not loth to retire, and soon 
were rolled up in our blankets; and we 
thought Compasses must have been in 
better spirits, for, ere we fell asleep we 
heara a voica singing the well-known 
dilly : 

*' Jean Baptiste, poor ^noi, 
Jean n!ipti»te. pour (luoi. 
Oh, Jeuii BupUHte, pour ijuoi, ponr<inol. 
You trod ouiny little doff'atail, hy gar." 

When morning dawned, however, our 
host was as morose as ever, and to our in 
quiries as to the night-melody, gave 
answer : 

" it's that cussed Canadian of a feller. 
That's the only psalm he knows, and he 
ain't quite sure o' that. He ain't fit for 
nuthin' but to range my sheep; and I 
b'liove it's his moaning that give 'em the 
scab. Clepsy, she reads the papers, some- 
times, and says he must have the trykina, 
as he's allers singin' about pork war." 

" You must see newspapers very sel- 

" Yes, thank God! It's plain sailin' to 
Clepsy. She's a boriied ccholard, and 
always took to readin' naturally, partickly 
to noveltry. But I gets mired every inch 
I goes; and on three sides of the paper 
there ain't no partickler ceuncctiou ; it's 
h( ots and shoes, lard and lumber, hard- 
ware and dry-goods, and all mixe<l. A 
good many charikters in that ere play, I 
.s.iys to the wife. But, then, a woman's 
got more save}' in theui things than a 
man, which is supposed to work all the 

" Won't you go oiit shooting with us 
this morning;?" askeil the Colonel. 

" I rather fuess not. I hain't been much 
on the shoot o' late. When I was young- 
er, I was reckoned the best shot in our 
town ; but them d;\ys is led and gone for- 
ever. Ye'd better bear to the right, after 
ye git up the canon, where it splits." 

And we left him watching us as we rode 

Over the hrown, bare hillj, guiltlesj of 
shrub or grass, rolling away to the north in 
.resistless wav«s. Crispand brittle the turf 
under our horses' hoofs, the little puffs of 
dust rising at every step. Into their holes 
tumble the nimble squirrel.^, throwing 
quick glances over their .shoulders. Now, 
a startled rabbit leaps into sight, and bowls 
away, unhurt by the sharp " ping" of the 
bullet. Warm pour down the rays of the 
sun, burning and parching the earth, and 
checking the haste of our horses. 

Lo ! a deer is seen in a hollow, raising 
his head in the air, and sniffing at the in- 
truders. Just one stroke of the spurs, 
and away we skurry in quick pursuit. A 
young one, fitarcely showing horns, but 
he bounds proudly on. Closer and closer 
we come, till the panting animal turns. 
CJfack, goes the Colonel's ride, and, with 
a bound, the tired creature falls, with a 
bullet in his shoulder. Then the knife 
— and Ids life has fled. 

Only one did we raise that day, and, to- 
ward nightfall, were only too glad to re- 
trace our steps t(.> the house, and sup on 
venison steaks. 

"Not much luck to-day," said Com- 
passes. " One deer is little among so 

" But the skill of your wife makes us 
forget the scarcity." 

" Well, gentleman, that ar wife is the 
only comfort I ever liad. Clepsy is a mas- 
ter-hand at fixin's. There's some as has 
the doin's, and hasn't the know-howin's, 
as many a rich man can't set a good table. 
But, if your woman has the know-howin's, 
a very little doin's is enough. Which 
words is found in the tenth pistle to the 
Californiaus, or, howsomever, ought to 

" What's that, Silas?" interrupted the 
wife, catching the last words. " You 
quotin' Scriptur. I'ca eenamost aston- 
ished, but, likewise, pleased." 

" I didn't go fur to let you hear it ; but 
no harm's done." 

" Won't you say it again, old man ?" 

" It's no use to sell your cabbages 
twice, says I, and I never repeats." 

" Like Shakspeare," inserted F"osco. 

" I dunno him. Is he in San Fran- 

" Hardly," was the reply, followed by 
an explanation. 

" Waal," continued Coajpas.-*es, " as I 
ain't no scholard, you musi.pardon me fur 
not takin'." 

" A man must have larnin'to take them 
things," said Aunt Clepsy, as she took up 
a dropped stitch in her prospective stock- 
in?. " Not everybody can git an eddica- 
tio'n, and read and spell like a steam en- 
gine, without knowin' how to milk; and 
I've sometimes thought as how eddication 
was like tunneling for a blind lead ; ye 
don't know how much it's going to h«lp 
ye And if every boy has got a traile, he's 
got s.imethin' what no drought can kill, 
and no flood wash away, but is his'n eter- 

" Yer right, there, Clepsy," followed 
Compasses. "If I had a thousand and 
one boys, I'd give the odd one an eddica- 
tion, and give some trade to the others ; 
then they wouldn't rise up agin' me at the 
last day. With his health and a good 
trade, a feller can fight his way along, par- 
tickly in a country like this." 

We sat. in lonverstition, some kours, 
and, on breaking up the circle, announce«l 
to oar hosts our intended departure the 
next morning. 

" We're sorry to have ye go," said Aunt 
Clepsy, •' lor we don't git many visitors 

It's seldom where a 1 the people 

you again, 



" But we may come to 
someday," I answered. 

"There's nothing sure but death and 
tho taxes ; but we'll be glad to see you, if 
vou come." 

A long, sweet sleep, after a fatijjuing 
day, such as is enjoyed on the hills, in the 
invigorating air, is a boon which we 
thoroughly appreciated that night, and, at 
early iiWuing, were ready to sUirt ; and, 
having "partaken of a hearty breakfast, 
bade adieu to the old couple, and procecd- 
eti homeward, wondering about the 
waves of circumstances that had thrown 
together two Buoh singular waifs, and 
borne them to that distant spot. 

It was in the summer of 1(35^ that ray 
law practice took me again into that dis- 
trict; and, as I sat in the hotel of the 
county seat, I elanccd carelessly at an old 
newspaper thatlay on the table. My eye 
fell upon tlie following item : 

"SriiiDE.-I.ukelJraut. formerl;ror Texas aud 
proprietor of the Mud Springs Hotel, coininittud 
!-aicide yesterday, at 8 a. m., by ihootiug him*eU 
through the h«ad. He died liiKtau ;ly." 

The paper was a month old. I could 
but feel sad for Com-,)as3e8, and for his 
poor wife ; and, after the terra of court 
was finished, rode over to thj place. The- 
old heuse stood as of old ; the garden 
bloomed still, and the brook babbled as 
cheerfully as when I first beheld 
it. Leaving my horse at the fence, 
I knocked at the door, and Aunt 
Clepsy met me— but, oh! how changed. 
Sorrow had plowed de.'p furrows in her 
once smooth brow ; and.bentath her pure- 
white cap, I could see nany a silver line. 
She did not know me at firs:, but when I 
recalled- to her our former visit, greeted 
me warmly, though her hand was full of 

" You know he's gone, then ; gone and 
left me behind, which never did I leave 
him for a single day. In th3 sun, and in 
the storm, when the wheels run well, and 
when we was mired, we was always to- 
gether, and never once did we have a 
ua'sh word. We never soured on each 
other onst." 

The poor woman's sobs choked her ut- 

" I've sarched the Scriptur', and tried to 
git comforted, but it don't come," she con- 
tinued. "Foliar me, and i'll show you 
where we laid him." 

Out in the garden, among tho fragrant 
flowers, was Compasses' a simple 
mound. A row of violets bordered the 
swelling earth, and the brook still sang its 

" Not that I blame him much ; he was 
tired- tired of fightin'. Some men's lives 
is a continooal fight, and they has to be 
.■strong not to git underneath B«t I lovod 

him " 

When the heart-broken woman had 
somewhat recovered, I led the way to the 
house ; and, as we sat at dinner, she told 
me all; how he had left her, as usual; 
how she had hc'trd the shot, found him 
dead. A short, sad story. 

" Shall yim continue to 1 ve here?" I 
asked, as 1 shook her hand, forced to hurry 

" Oh, yes ; I shall wait here till I'm sent 
for by the Lord." 

And there she waited, hoping and trust- 
ing, living upon her past love, and her 
coming joy till the Death Angel summoned 
her to heaven--to Compasses, who watched 
for her l\ntTii.— Overland Monthly. 

Children's Arms aud Legs. 

NuDK arms are the mcars of the pre- 
mature deaths of many of the little inno- 
cents. We often see these little miles, the 
darlings of their parents, with thick sub- 
stantial clothing about the body, mutllers 
around the throats, and caps on their 
heail-:, with their arms bare to the elbows, 
and their legs in a. similar conditiim nearly 
up to their knees. These lixtremities of 
a child, in which the blood is never of so 
high a temperature as in thi; adult, and in 
which it is of the greatest iuiportance that 
it should be kept in a circulating medium, 
ought to be warmly clad, l-lvery parent, 
and especially every mother, should see 
that the clothing of a child comes down 
to the wrists upon the anus, and to the 
feet upon the legs. It may be fashionable, 
it may be gratifying to the mother's 
vanity and the father's pride to svv the 
clear skin of<4Uieir children; but it is 
often death to the children. Every prac- 
tising physiciar. could tell a tale upon 
this subject that should mhkc the earsof 
all such iadiscreet parents to tingle. A 
distinguished English physician, who 
had practised forty years, stated that he 
believed he had known sev.^ral thousands 
of children brought to am ntimely grave 
by going with their arms an 1 legs naked ; 
and a distinguished physician, who died 
some years since in Pari?, declared, "I 
believe that during the twenty-six years 
I have practised my profi.-.ssion in this 
city, twenty thoa.sand children have been 
carried to the cemeteries a {(acrifice to the 
absurd custom of exposing the arms 
naked." As lovers of children, we warn 
parents adopting .-uch a delete- 
rious custom. ( 

Many have wondered wh}' so many chil- 
dren die. We wonder that any live. Soon 
after birth they are cramnied with fooil, 
dosed with medicine, and steamed with 
bed-clothes and stoves; the i they are sent 
out in cold weather, clothed warmly in 
all parts of the body except where the 
clothing is the most neetled. Their legs, 
arms, and necks are bare, and thu.'< are 
they exposed to a temperature that makes 
a strong man shudder, though gloved, 
overcoated, stockinged and booted. 

But we want to harden the children ; 
yes, and soon you find they are gone. 

Put the bulb of a thermometer in a 
baby's mouth, until the mercury will rise 
to ninety degrees. Now carry the same 
to its little hand ; if tiie arms be bare, and 
the evening cool, the mercury will sink to 
forty degrees. Of course, all the blood 
which flows through those jrms fall 
to within thirty to forty degrees below the 
temperature of the heart. Need we say, 
when these currents of bl sod flow biick 
into the chest, the child's vitality mu'^t be 
more or less compromised ? And need we 
add that we ought not to be surprised at 
the frcciuent recurring afl'ections of the 
tongue, throat, or stomach? Many chil- 
dren, with habitual cough and hoarseness, 
or ch(^)cking with mucus, have been en- 
tirely or permanently relie'red by simply 
keeping their hands and arms warm. 
Every observing and procTessing physi- 
cian has daily opportunity to witness the 
same cure. — O^tod Htoiih. 

Marriage f>eremonle.«i la the DHferent 
Couati'ies or AmIa. 

Thb New Y'ork Sorosis l»ear9 on its roll 
th« names of thirty-eight newspaper and 
magazine writers, six editors, twelre poets, 
six musical artist.*, twenty-five authors, 
two physiciaos, four piT>fe9Sor8, two 
artists in painting, nine vrorkers in art, 
nine teachers, ten lecturers, one historian, 
one compiler of scientific viorks, and three 
well known philanthropist?. 

Not one of these ceremonies could 
prove satisfactory to the woman of the 
period. In nearly all tho countries of the 
East, women are regaided as property, 
and marriage coff!n«t9 of a bargain be- 
between the bridegroGW and the parents 
of the bride. The affections of the women 
arc seldom consulted ; they are passively 
guided by others, and accept their situa- 
tion, as uselul and convenient slaves' to 
the stronger sex. The wedding ceremo- 
nies in the different contttries bear a gener- 
al resemblance. In Birmah, marriage is a 
civil contract ; the law allows btit one 
wife- Tbe formalities are conducted llic 
same iis in India. Relatives agree C'>n- 
cerning the amount of dowry ; tlie bride- 
groom sends presents according to his 
wealth, feasts are given, and the married 
couple eat flrom the same dish, which is 
the only time a woman is allowed to eat 
with a man ! In Biam the parents consult 
the daughter's inclination in regard to 
the young man who demands her for a 
wile. If all approve the match, 
omens are consulted, contracts signed, 
dowries paid, the priest sprinkles tbcm 
with consecrated water, and repeats 
prayers. Feasting and dancing complete 
the ceremony. 

Among the different castes of the Hin- 
doos, the ceremonies vary. Some of them 
require no form but the consent of the 
parties. They exchange necklaces or 
wreaths, the girl saying, " I am thy wife," 
and the bridegroom, " It is true." Among 
the higher castes they are conducted with 
great formality and pomp. 

In Persia, the bridegroom sends, on the 
morning of tho wedding, a train of mules, 
laden with presents, to the bride. The 
day is spent in feasting Towards even- 
ing, the bride, who is always veiled, 
mounted on a superbly decorated mule, 
and accomi^anied by a long train of rela 
tives and friends, proceeds lo the house of 
her destined husband, who, with a similar 
procession, rides forth to meet her. She 
is accompanied to the apartments prepared 
for her, and from that moment is a lawful 
wife. The festivities usually continue for 
three days. Tlie customs in Thibet are 
very extraordinary, one woman is the 
wife of a whol* family of brothers, be the 
family large or small. It is a custom 
which prevails with all ranks. The mar- 
riage is without ceremony, mutual con- 
sent being the bond of union. This uniim 
can only be dissolved by the, consent of all 
the parties, and they are never after at 
liberty to form any other connection. It 
is said that instances of infidelity are ex- 
tremely rare. 

In China the bridegroom knows noth- 
ing of his intended wife, except what he 
gathers from the friends who arrange the 
preliminaries of the marriage, and de- 
termine the sum to be paid for the bride. 
On the day of the wedding, the bride is 
placed in a palanquin, the key of which 
is sent to the bridegroom. She is escorted 
to his house, where he opens the palan- 
quin and examines his bargain. If he is 
pleased, he conducts her into his dwelling. 
Where the marriage is celebrated with re- 
joicings ; but if he is not favorably im- 
pressed, he closes the palanquin and sends 
her back. In that case ho is obliged to 
pay a sum of money equal to the first he 
gave for her. 

After a Syrian lady is betrolheu, she 
does not see her intended husband until 
the wedding ceicmonies are completed. 
Five days before he summons her, he 
sends a female friend, who bears to her 
jewels for her head, neck, and arms, ac- 
cording to his wealth and rank. Under 
the su])ervision of this friend the bride is 
bathed, hand stained, face painted, and 
wedding robes put on. After she is 
adorned, she is ol)!igtd to fiit in a corner 
with closed eyes for a whole day ; then 
sh« is escorted, with eyes still closed, to 
the house of her husband, by his rela 
tives, and accompanied by a procession of 
women, musicians, and mules bearing the 
dresses, ornaments and utensils which 
she has received. In Arabia the cere- 
mony is performed by a priest. He joins 
the hands of tho parlies and reads verses 
from the Koran, then blindfolds the bride. 
The bridegroom leails her to his tent, 
seats her on a mat and says, " You are at 
home." He returns to the aaj^hled com- 
pany and joins in the feast iflf-'^fne bride 
remains blindfolded a wei k, during which 
time some friend performs the domestic 
duties for her. 

In Armenia the priest performs the Cer- 
emony by leading the bridegroom and 
bride, whose head is covered with a linen 
veil, into the centre of the apartment, 
where he joins their hands and knocks 
their foreheads together. A cru(;ifix is 
swung over their heads while the priest 
chants and sings. After this he ties 
around the bridegroom's brow a red and 
white string, and asks : " If she is lame, 
thou acceptest her?" " If she is blind 
thou accepteet her?" "If she is hump- 
backed, thou acceptest her ?" To each 
question he answers, "I accept." Then 
tying a string around the brow of the 
bride, the priest says : " Thou acceptest ?" 
"I accept," she replies. Feasting and 
amusement last for three days, during 
which time the brjde is obliged to sit si- 
lent and motionless. At the end of that 
time the priest remores her veil, takes 
off the string from her brow, and she is 
allowed for the first time to speik. The 
Turkish ceremonies are simple, and usu- 
ally performed at the mojque by the 
priest, who joins the hands ot the couple, 
and recites prayers from the Koran. The 
bridal veil is bright red, with a yellow 
border. The wedding festivities last four 
days, and usually commence on Monday, 
so as to avoid the Mohammedan Sabbath, 
which comes on Friday. The Babylon- 
ians had the custom of yearly conducting 
all the marriageable girls to a public 
assembly, where they were put up at auc- 
tion. The most beautiful were sold first, 
and often for larce sums. The deformed 
and homely ones were disposed of next, 
and as the price paid for the beautiful 
ones was divided into dowries lor them, 
the poor received them willingly lor the 
sake of their portion. 

In the patriarchial age the marriage 
ceremony among the Hebrews was very 
siiaple, and took place upr>n the days 
supposed to liave been appointed by 
Moses. Friday for a bride who had never 
been married, and Thursday for a widow. 
The bride was given to the bridegrfK)m 
by her parents, the father saying, " Take 
her according to the law of Moses," and 
the husband answering " I take her ac- 
cording to tliat Uw." Then followed 
singing and dancing for seven days, unleas 
the bride were a ^Tidow, in which case it 
was limited to three days. At a later p.;e 
the form was changed, and the br: •«- 
groom said to the brule : " Be thou a wife 
to me according to the law of Mose.s jipd 
I will worship an<l honor the according to 
the word of God, and will feed and gov- 
ern thee according to'the customs of those 

who worship, honor, and eovern their 
wives faithfully. I give thee fifty shekels 
for thy dowry." During the period of 
Israel's prosperity, greater pomp and mag 
niticence were displayed in the ceremo- 
nies, and it became the custom for parents 
to endow the bride instead of the bride- 
groom, paying money or performing 
service for iter. Thebride, if her parents 
were wealthy, was arrayed in brilliant 
marriage robes, costly jewels, annoiuted 
with perfumes, and crowned with a rod 
veil. She was borne in a palanquin to 
tho bridegroom's, the door-i>ost8 
of which she annointed with oil ; then 
she was lifted over the threshold, which 
formed the boundary between her single 
and married life. Numerous gifts were 
exchanged, and festivities continued sev- 
eral days. 

Importaucd Of Learuiai^ a Trade. 

It is slated in a recent report of the 
Prison Association, that of fourteen thou- 
sand five hundred and ninety-six prison- 
ers confined in the penitentiaries of thirty 
States, in 1867, seventy seven per cent., 
or over ten thousand of the number, had 
never learned a trade. This fact may, in 
some measure, be verified by inquiry at 
the employment and aid associations, 
where only a very small percentage of 
those who apply for positions are skilled 
in any trade. or business. An advertise- 
ment for skilled labor will call out but 
few responses, while one for light, un- 
skilled employments will call hundreds of 
needy ap[)licants for situations. The 
point with the rising generation 
is to avoid manual labor. The aver- 
sion to manual labor has been, in* a 
great measure, brought about by the false 
ideas on education that pervade all classes 
of society. It is supposed by these mis- 
taken people that " school learning " will 
somehow furnish their sons and daugh- 
ters a sure passport to " success," which 
is always understood by them to mean 
getting a living without work. Such of 
them as can muster means to do so, send 
their children to the best schools, furnish 
them opportunities for learning music, 
painting, and the other accomplishments, 
not forgetting to give them the benefit of 
a foreign polish when it is pospible. They 
thus go oyer an amazing area of educational 
territory, aud a bare list of the studies they, 
have " gone through" would appal the Ad- 
mirable Crichton himseif. It might be 
supposed that these young ladies and gen- 
tlemen would be qualified to earn an 
honest penny, in case of necessity, by 
some one or all of these varied attain- 
ments ; but unfortunately, such is not com- 
monly the fact. We say leave out of the 
consideration the common branches of 
education, such as arithmetic, grammar, 
and geography, which are the elementary 
branches of a general education ; but of 
the "higher branches" of aa English or 
linguistic education, how many of these 
sons and daughters of ambitious parents 
learn enough to enable them to earn a 
dinner in case the paternal funds fail to 
come to hand ? They have made no one 
of them a special study, and have studied 
them all superficially. And one may 
judge of how they study them by watch- 
ing them as they go trudging and panting 
to school, under the weight of the small 
library, which seems to be necessary for a 
day's study in that temple of knowledge 
—the public school. In ;,due time, they 
"graduate" with great cdat, and are con- 
sidered ready for the battle of life. It is 
all right with them so long as the " gov- 
ernor," the "old man," or whatever thev 
may call him, can "shell out the rocks,^' 
"down with the stamps," or, in old 
fashioned language, furnish them the 
means to live on. When thrown 
upon their own resources they drift 
about for a while, and find, for 
a certainty, that they are " babes 
in the wood," in tho important matter ot 
providing for themselves. Some of these 
incompetents, after years of failure and 
want, drift int » employment. But the 
great mass of them are the young men 
who are standing on our street cornsrs, 
or wandering aliout looking for a situa- 
tion where they can do genteel work— 
and anything is considered genteel if it 
does not involve what they term " manual 
labor." Peddling little patented articles 
that are " indispensable in every family," 
clerking in any capacity, an agency, 
though it be only a patent rat-trap- all 
these are genteel, and a young American 
graduate of a public school or of a com- 
mercial " college," will call to see the pro- 
prietor of the patent rat-trap two hun- 
dred and fifty time? before he will even 
think of learning a useful trade. It is 
customary with some persons to blame 
these helpless young men very severely ; 
but they are not so much to blame as are 
their parents and their teachers. Their 
fathers and mothers probably toiled many 
weary years to gain a comj)etence, which 
was most likely gained only by the labor 
of their hands.a|What more natural than 
to express the wish with honest, though 
mistaken kindness, that their sons and 
daughters nright escape so hard a lot? 
What wonder that their children have 
grown up with a thorough contempt for 
work? When the children went to 
school, their teachers impressed upon 
them the importance of education for 
" elevating " them, which they always un- 
derstood to mean, avoiding the laborious 
toils of their parents' lives. We could 
point to a certain class of institutions 
which have, in these false teachings, done 
incalculable injury to the cause of honest 
industry. Before the evil can be reme- 
died, a different class of ideas must pre- 
vail in families and in schools. It must 
come to be. understood that parents do 
only a part of their duty to their children 
until they see to it that they are masters 
of good trades, in all the niceties of theory 
and practice. When this view of parental 
duty comes to prevail, the click of skilled, 
productive industry will be more respected 
than the countless make-shift expedients 
for a living which now disgrace so many 
able-bodied, but helpless young men. 'We 
would discourage a multiplicity of studies, 
and insist upon the most perfect mastery 
of a few judiciously^ chosen branches of 
knowledge. It should be impressed upon 
the minds of the pupils that thorough- 
ness in one or two departments of learn- 
ing is of more value than a smattering 
knowledge of many. And last, though 
not least, that a good trade, well mastered, 
is the crowning glory of an education. — 
Chicago BepubLican. 

A coRRKSPONDKNT of the American 
Agrieulturint in Montana states that stock 
fatten and thrive on the wild bunch grass 
of that section all the year round, prefcr- 
ing it even in January to well cured hay, 
nA. that cattle and horses keep .sleek and 
Ut on it all the year round. 

Tub young Duke of Newcastle; who is 
-ROW going through bankruptcy, has con- 
iriveil, on an income of t:)0,W)O, lo incur 
I «'.ebt3 to the amount of £150,000. 


Tom Thumb is in Australia. 

The Chinese John Smith is Ah Gee. 

Tualbkrg, the pianist, is worth $500,- 

New Hami'shikb has now eight daily 

Sanannah sent 70,003 shad North this 

Almost every college in the country 
now has its newspaper. 

Omo has twenty-five different female 
suflVage associations. 

Nearly 700 Philadelphia girls were 
married to foreigners last year. 

TuK aggregate debt of the cities and 
tewns of Massachusetts is nearly $35,000,- 

Napoleon calls the 45,0C0 schoolmasters 
in his Emr' " the pacific army of 

One hundred and fifteen women are at 
present suitors for divorce in the Indiana 
courts. has 910 miles of railroad, the 
total assessedlvalue of which is $11,095,701. 

Arout twelve hundred persons visit 
the New York pneumatic tunnel under 
Broadway, daily. 

The Odd Fellows in the United States, 
according to a late enumeration, arc some- 
thing over 250,000 strong. 

The Freemasons of New York are 
about to build an asylum for aged mem- 
bers and orphans, to cost $500,000. 

TiiERB is a stone house at Dunsback 
Ferry, Saratoga county, N. Y"., uqw oc- 
cupied by a family, which was built in 

A HOTEL building in Meadow Lake, 
Nevada cimnty, Cal., which cost original- 
ly $1G,I>00, was sold at auction a few days 
ago for $7. 

The Chinese laborers on the Texas 
Central railroad drink no water during 
the day, but keep one hand busy handing 
around tea. 

There were recently confined in the 
penitentiary at Joliet, 111., 1,313 convicts, 
the largest number that had ever been 
congregated there at one time. 

A FARMER in Maine has a short-horn 
heifer, coming three years olii,that girths 
seven feet and one inch, and weighs l,6:i0 

The amount of Peter's pence received 
by the Pope bince its establishment ten 
years ago, is about four million pounds, or 
twenty million dollars. 

It is stated that every farm of 160 acres 
in Eastern Kansas is underlaid with 
1,555,000 tons of coal, or nine times more 
fuel than if the surface were covered with 
heavy timber. 

Reuben Miller, of Springfield, Ohio, 
who is seventy-five years old, has kept a 
diary in verse fur the last half century — 
and it contains over eighteen thousand 

A maiden lady, ninety-threo years old, 
appeared as defendant in a Massachusetts 
Court a few days ago, and when it was 
decided that she must pay a servant 
$11.59, claimed as wages due, seejned not 
at all disconcerted. 

One of the passengers on the Golden 
City at the time she was wrecked on the 
coast of California, has sued the Pacific 
Mail Steamship Company for $10,000 for 
the privations he endure«i in consequence 
of the disaster. 

An pjastern paper says that the verb 
" to interview," denounced by puri^rts as 
an Americanism, was so employed in 
England in the Elizabethan era, and can 
claim a higher antiquity than the noun, 
which is used without hesitation. 

A Cincinnati paper insinuates that the 
officers of a ferry-boat made no effort to 
save a man who fell overboard the other 
night until they touud out he had not 
paid his fare. They made a desperate 
dive for him and the two cents, then. 

Bishop Simpson, of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, gave the following ad- 
vice to a of deacons ordained by 
him in Philadelphia on a recent Sunday : 
" Don't eat late suppers. I have found 
that nine out of ten ministers who eat 
after preaching die early." 

A MAN in England, named Gilman, has 
been fined £90 for kissing a widow. He 
admitted that he had often kissed her. 
This, however, he averred, could mean 
nothing, as he had kissed the daughter at 
the same time, and had been in the habit, 
indeed, of "kissing the family all round." 

The English Society for tlie Suppretnon 
of Vice has destroyed 129,681 indecent 
prints, 16,220 illustrated books, five tons 
of letter press of the same sort, 16,005 
sheets of songs, besides copperplates, 
printing presses, &c. The funds of the 
society are contributed by private indi- 
viduals, and each prosecution costs $160. 

The Minneapolis (Minn.) Tribune says 
a shoenittKer of that city " has received an 
order for a pair of boots, the measure sent 
being 15 inches in length by 12 acroM the 
slab of the foot. If made up, in size, they 
would be about No. 22. The dealer was 
unable to furnish them from the store, but 
is negotiating for a contract." 

At an inn in Vienna (says the Neut 
Freie Presne) an old toper recently cele- 
brated the completion of the twenty-fifth 
year of his regular attendance at the beer 
table. The President of the dinner party 
which was given in honor of this event 
had also been a constant visitor for thirty- 
eight years, and made a short speech, and 
ended by emptying his 40,180th scidel 
(pint) of beer. 

The Detroit TVihune says : " A very 
important suit has just been decided in 
the Circuit Court at Adrian, Mich. It is 
t he recovery, by the wife of a drunkard, 
of the money paid by her husband, during 
the past six years, to a saloon keeper, 
judgment being entered against the unlaw- 
ful seller under the provisions of Prohib- 
itary Liquor Law of the State. This is 
the first suit of the kind that we recollect 
of, but, under the law, the reanery of all 
money so paid by the parties to whom it 
originally belonged is unquestionably 
possible, the ground b«ng that it was 
paid without consideralion, liquor not 
being property." - ■ 

The San Francisco Alta is reapomible 
for this statement : " A crab, measuring 
thirteen feet from point to point of claws, 
and weigh ine some forty pounds, has 
been brought to this city from Yokohama, 
by the last steamer. It was obtained by a 
gentleman from some Japanese fishermen, 
who captured it la.<;t month upon the 
wreck of the United States corwette 
Oneida, recently sunk intha Bay of -Kan- 
agawa, by ooUisiAn!. with the 'Steamer 
Bombay. TUm-ifantAtHtn • of the 'legs, 
daws, carapax- -and-.' mouth "lirtsenta a 
marked difteretacefrora ihoise (jf the- com- 
mon crab, having protruding tusks, atid 
the ends of the claws Ijeing armed with 
rows of teetk" 




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VOL. VI F. NO. 2(>. 


AVHOLE NO. :i:^8. 



t-iTCEs TO rtoRKNcr nr.vnsGuoN. '•assa? i4,..on 

Su'EET maiden of Pd«Mima<| noddy. 

f*»*ll we Will for commiinliiii i-' doj^i. 
V\'hero the «U-cp Mi-'-i-'^ippi in' .^n^.-r,, 
Or :Uo Uiitant Siukaicbcwa'^ rolls' 

Ah. no-r.T In Mainf I v-,,i| fl.,j „|,,^ 

.\ »vv.'ft!v ?«que«ter ^rt no»it 
Where the r-x win.l'.rc "iicodoowahskook-U 

Conjoins with iln- 3k.H)aoowiil>..k.ijk. 

Th«re wsnd.^r two ficantiful rivor* 

With ni.iiiy a windiii:^ an<l cro'ik • 
Th<' oiif i» tne Sko<>doowa!>ok-<i.'' 

Tho other— fie Skot«io«W'..bik j«li» 

All. sweetest of hiiniit»! v 

In j:i;.i,'ra;jhy. «tla.«, «. •J'*'' 'Al^mcntionod 
H.'W f.iir I* th« Skoix' ■ ^>-> 'k. 

VVaeajo.niug the .oo«'ab-kf>ok!*Js 

.^uodoowabiskouk ! 
Our cot shall he 

Wiihin that cNwe by the wntara 
Ri-fliTti-d ii' «eqae.-(:rii'te'l nook - 

Aud mi t*'<i">.lf>i>'V)ii»sko"k-i* 

.rored m ikooioowabi'kook I 

V MtW 9leep to the mu«ic of leaflets 
f ,y T:epbvr>* m vv«iitonne».-« j^hook, 

•n I dream of ih« Skoodoow :!b.-kook."iH, 
And. peihtpn. ol' tho Skoo«loL>wu)>dkook I 

When aw-iked by th<i ht^ro and the roosters, 
Bich morn, yoa shall j>yon4ly look. 

Oil 'h»? j'lnction of skc><>i;oowah-i?o<ik.<i* 
Wiiti :ort gliuln;; :^kooduQWab«fei>ok ! 

Y(»nr f «oiJ .-hall bo tt-h rroin the wators. 

Urawn forth on the paint of a ho.>k, 
Prom niariniirinir Skoo<loow4h«ki>okiia, 

Ur wjudertog bko^xlootvalmkook ! 

You -iiill ij'utT t)ii> m'>!«t sparklinij ol water, 

Orjiwn firth Ir im a silvory brook 
Whii'h flow:" l<i rho Skooloowabskookslp, 

And then to the Mk'jo<;kook I 

And >jo>i »h>H pre-ide at th»^ banquet. 

And /will wait on thee as cook : 
And w.-.'ll '.« kol ihc .^koodoowah^kooksia. 

And sing of the bkoodoow.ibrkoak: 

I^'t othon> t-\nf!: londly of Saco. 

Of <^iioildy."iindTa'ttamat.'imche. 
Of K'Min'-ti'-'ca."!!*. rtiid t^niico. 

Ol Meriguni.-h, and line oucbe, 

t)f Na'bwaak. and MaynijiiadaTiqne, 

Or McmmerimaraDiarirook. — 
Th'Tc -i i!on« like Uu; >k«odooA-aVkook^it>, 

Exccpliiii; the Mkoodouwabekook ! 

— Jio'lon Cuiiuiicrrud DuUttln. 



Ai-NT was topsinsj her flap- 
j.-ick from pan to plate, just in time toirive 
ft glance that carBmctl round the room, 
and pocketinsr itsdt" in the open window, 
fill upon the four of us — Fosro, Barkhara. 
the Colonel and me— riding toward the 
honsff. »)nr hf>rse» tired and dej-jcted, and 
ourselves lit comrades for them. 

One would think as soon of 
buillini^a hotel in a cemetery, and wait- 
in.^ lor gh»stly visitants, as of isettling 
near Mud Springs, in the heart of a de- 
serted country. But there the bouse 
siood-a .♦tri^glin!,'. one-st..ri.^d inn, half 
</'/'»-V and half rolJ^h posts, like a broken 
spider; the supports of Vue shed standini? 
like pauut legs. <»-,,e almost expected to 
see It moving ah,,ut the place. 

A wild, u'^couth place— a rajged, un- 
shi>na bit of nature, in her most discordant 
mood. ^ narrow valley, fringed, aj tti 
'^ .-,ulc.s, with gnarled oaks, that crouched 
in silence, and coitonwoods, whosi; leavfs 
seemed glad to be hidden by their dusty 
coatings. Ltirce boulders ran slow races 
<lown tlie hills, or gathered in sober 
groups around a stony chief; some gray, 
and smir'!hed with brittle moss; others 
broken, and trying to glisten in the sun. 
Even the birds (Userted the canon, at the 
to >t of which sto<Hl the house ; anil though 
sonutiines peeping around the outlet, 
never ventnretl m. How the winter wind 
snarled up the ravine, butfeting every 
th'ng, ami ilrawing a cloud of dust in its 
jrrky train ! How thi' rains poured 
•town, as if glad to out the land- 
mark?, pelting and soaking, running new 
channels, and hollowing out the siirtace. 
Only tho little, thread-like brook, that 
iwislcl down from the spriny, laughed in 
the .sunlight, flashing back iip»u the 
rlingin-: weeds that courtesu'd to the 
bri-rht Oubbk-8 on their r.-ipid course. At 
tlu: fence the brouk crept umlcr, and raois- 
tene«l the tiowcrs and vegetables that were 
scattered about the "garden— the pride and 
care of Ae^t Clepsy, and the solace of 
her Iiei«,ji. 

''-•intinir all day among the hills, 
Vearied with fruitless sport, we came un- 
expectedly upon these signs of life, and, 
nrgini: our horses, pushed on to the 
iiw« llin?. 

" Can we .stay hero to-night?" inquired 
Fi>?(V), as the dame came to the door, and 
sloixi, with arras akimbo, scanning our 
party with curious eye. 

" Ye cau try," was the sapient rejoinder 
— a somewhat ecpiivocal one — but be- 
lated travwierd are not wout U) be over- 

We turned our animals into the yard 
and bundled our traps into the front room 
— that served for sitting, dining and bar. \ 
The hostess had preceded na, and gave I 
us greeting, leaning i>n the bar-rail. She j 
co.illv examined our baggiiire, such as it 
was, "and, with a sigh of relief, remarked : 

"Ye ain't got no yaller vrlLse, I see, and i 
ye can stay. You m:iy think it curus, but j 
"no man which has a yaller volise can tie 1 
up here. I'll tell ye why this is. Tlien* 
was a jtcart like chap onst came here, i 
prospecting around, which had sich a 
bngg:iai"; and he kep' on stay in' and stay- | 
in', which we didn't see no money of! 
hisn' day after day. But as we had found i 
bis voliso heavy — which me and Com- j 
passes of"ten hefted— we thought it was 
all right But. one day, my man »liin't ' 
come back any more; and when we iume \ 
to open the volise, we found it was nailed 
to the tioor, empty; and no man with sich 
a heavy thing hev we kept sence." 

"You are right in being cautions when 
-suc'.i mt n are around. But where is your 
husband/" askid the Cohmcl. 

" Down in the field, yonder. They call 
him L'ompasses, 'cause oue of his legs is a 
little irreffular. But you mustn't keep me 
with palavcrin', or you wont git noth- 
ing fi>r jirovender," and she bustled into 
the kitchen. 

A kindly- iaceil old lady .as I ever looketl 
iip<m : and she had safely passed the age 
when women are apt to become blotting- 
papers, to abs >rb all the milk of human 
kindness ftbitut them. Tall and spare, a 
plain print g>wn neatly put on, she had 
all posfeibltJ dignity of carriage and de- 

A singular room we were ofcupying. 
At, one end jutteil out from the wall a 
few shelves, on which wasarrangetl a row 
of bottles. There w^ere seven ctins 
e>f oysters— always seven — having the 
mark's of a daily "polishing. A small jar 
was lal»<.dlei 'Solace;' if you 

rang it there came forth 

an empty s<^und. A cigar- box, of «une 
faded, mediaeval brand, hung close to this 
lor company. An oM Dutch pipe, hung 
up by the neck, had been strangling slow- 

ly for years. There was a remarkaole 
print of the Deblge upon one wall, where 
* purple ark navigated among pink 
whales, that spouted raspberry soda- 
water; while Noah, with bis select cwiupa- 
ny.clad in naval uniforms.and bearing um- 
brellas, seemed to chaff the struggling 
creatures with all the eflrontery of men 
who had p.iid their fare. Two panting 
swimmers—" a pair of pants," as Bark- 
liatu christened theiii— strove to climb the 
rudder, but wefy pushed otT by the gnld- 
laced hireliuj^s. How do these scrintuml 
prints ge' into such queer places? A half- 
doze^ well whittled chairs, and two 
'•'uches, that shied up against tho wall, 
completed the furniture. 

We had hardly completed a survey of 
our surroundings, when we heard llie 
blast of a horn, and close upon it, a voice 
shouting, " 8-i-l-a-s '. rt-i-1-as : ' 

In answer thereto, there soon appeared 
at the door the lord of the manor, sur- 
named ("ompa'-ses. llt^ had an unmistak- 
ably siifTleg — not a loose appeuvlage, but 
a firm attachment to his body, like a limb 
to the trunk of a tree — and the boot on 
his foot had all the clo&c fitting synmetry 
ot the skin of a baked at)ple ujjnn the pulp 
thereof. '1 he man, after gazing at us, 
somewhat in surprise, pivoted into tho 
room, eut»;red the bar, and said, "Wei 
come, gen'lemen. Take a drink ?" 

Though we were tolerably well ac- 
quainted with the spirits of the frontier, 
n(me of us were fully prepared for the 
pungency of the tipple, ana had hardly re- 
c )vered our breath when the lady reap- 
peared, and hastily selling a table, laid 
thereon our supptr, of, eggs, and 
flapjacks, to which we ilid summary jus- 
tice ; and, when we had finished, lilledour 
pipes, and sit under the porch, in the 
warm evening, where we were soon Joined 
by the ho;-t and hostess, both as well pro- 
vided witli tobacco as ourselves. 

An odd couple, truly! The mac, a half- 
wasted f )rni, with a yellow, shaggy beard, 
aud an irregular buez Canal running 
through his sandy hair; the woman, a 
trim, neat body, and soft voice. 

"We were much surpri.sed to find any- 
one living up here," remarked Fosco, by 
way of beginning eonversati()n. 

■' So am I, when I wake up in the morn- 
ing," growleil out Compasses. 

"Now, Silas, don't say that," remon- 
strated his wife. " Yer hadn I orter bo 
discf)ntented here; we live well enough, 
and have no troubles. Yer hadn't orter 
do it." 

" Waal, my life has been chock-full of 
hadn't orters, anyway; and sometimes 
I've broken 'em, and soipetiines not, and 
it don't seem to make no difference." 

"It ain't never no good to buck agin' 
things, Silas. Providence is unsartln in 
his dispensatories, 1 know; and livin' is 
alway3 a game of p rhaps, anil whin we're 
young, is the p'rhapsest part of it, but I 
guess the Bible's true, and it'll all come 
out right." 

" Waal, for my part, I thinic Providence 
is a liUio mixed. lis no use tfilkiug of it 
to mo. I litd a brother once, as would ha' 
made a good s'leep-man down in Texas, 
but he got religion, and played on the big 
tiddlc in church at first— which I called it 
the viol o' wrath — and the way he used to 
sijutak the wrath out o' that fiddle was a 
caution to frogs in the sluice. Then Enos 
took to pe-U'hin'— i^z-t^jf/a/i', I we.nt for 
to say, but somehow it's about the same 
thing, for them pious cussc% they gits up 
and peaches im their friends, and tells the 
Lord all their shortcomes. And if as how 
we're nil sinners, them fellers must kinder 
turn Slate's evidence. And after Enos 
got to preachin', he tried to convert me, 
btit I didn't convert so much as I might. 
Ymi needn't try it on again, Cleps. Each 
ot us does accordin' to his light, and some 
of us fiastosweal like a nigger under oath, 
but the most of us is bilks." 

The last sentence came out like a whip- 
lash—graceful and < urling at first, and 
ending in a ipllek snap. 

" Well, Silas, I won't dispute the pint be- 
fore company." 

" Have you lived here long ' " inquired 

"Niiih on six years now," answered 
Aunt Clepsy. 

" Wo come on from Texas, after ihat 
dry year," added Compasses. '-There 
was many of us as left that country in 
th.;mdays; times was hard, and we was 
seekin' a better country, but il's about as 
hard aud droughty here a.i anywhere 

" But do you have much company 
h.-re ?" 

" Travel ain't overdone, but we gits a 
share. You must 'sense me, ijen'lemen ; 
I've got to look arter the stock," answered 
Compasses, as he knocked the aslies from 
his pipe and vanished around the corner. 

" You musn't mind what he 'says," 
apologised tho wife; "ho has had ma,ny 
disappointments. That tin re man has 
been rich and prospcroiij; and since he 
lost his money :he has b«en unhappy. 
Disappointmenl hurts everybody. Outer- 
nally he many l)e the Siime, but his in- 
nards is struck." 

" Have you no children living with 
you? " 

" We never had only two, and one of 
theraiies in New Mexic », with his toes 
pointing to the wild flowers. The other 
one left us a long time ago. His father 
was ha'sh to him, an I he run away, and 
went to Roosha. I hev heerdas how he's 
b-en b.kniiihted for building a railroad 
there, but 1 dou't allow much upon it. 
Tiiero ain't no one but me and Silas left 
now, and I hopes we'll go together. 
We've been like the Syenite twins, aim ">st, 
and hadn't oughter be separated. And 
Silas has been a good huiband to me ; 
there's good leads in him, though the out- 
croppin's is rough and badlike; and he 
don't mean half he says. Do ye mean to 
stay with us long?" 

' " We have noi quite decided. Is there 
anything to shoot around here?" 
I "Noinmch; fv»lks usually docs their 
shooting among theirselves. Ye might 
' And a deer or two, if ye was lucky. ' 

At this point the host returned, and 

propt>sed a game of " pitch-seven-np," to 

! which all assented but myself, and were 

s<">on engaged around a rickety table, deep 

I in the mysteries of " sinches" and "pots." 

" My man is very fond of that 'ere 

game," remarked the old lady; "but I 

don't like c-irds ginr'ally. Cards and 

drinkin' go together, and many a young 

man is broken with tbem. I hev known 

; young men to be bull il rivers, and risin' 

in the world, fetched cle-an down by pison. 

! Anil it seems to run in families. There 

■ was Mary Flint, in our irwn, had a rattle 

' of Seven b^ys. and one arter another took 

' U> drinkin,' and died. I think that if the 

men as makes laws would license drinkin' 

I places and gambliu' places, and makepco- 

i pie do them openly, there wouldn't be so 

I many drunkards; "cos tolks always hank- 

'ers arter what they're forbidden to got 

I Are vc all fmm San Francisco?" 

" All but one oi us, who is from China." 
•* Ye don't say from China ! 1 wonder 

if he has ever met my son there ; ain't 
China contagious to Koosha?" 

" Not verv ; a great inanv miles between 
them " 

" Sinched, bv Moses I" here interrupted 
the old man. " l.ook-a-Kere, Cleps, don't 
never say no more to me about luck. This 
yer gen'linan h;i3 had two clatters of four, 
without takin' iJreath. I do believe as 
how that IleconHng Angel of yours has 
never fcoratehed i, nothing but sinches 
a.^iii' my name. I've had enough of this 

I'oinpasses rose from the table, and re- 
filled hi« pipe, anil seemed to be trying to 
relieve his mind b} vicious pulls at if. 

" Oen'lmen, ever since God horned me, 
everything has petered out. Fust, I was 
cleaned out by the drouffht in Texas. 
Then I was captain of a dug-ont ferry up 
on Snake-eye river, aud was doiu' well, 
when the chaps put up a job on me as 
bust the ride atain. Tliem cusses used to 
keep a span of clothes on each side of the 
river, and pick tip a big rock in their 
arms to hold 'em down, and wade across. 
That lit me out in navigation. Andsencc 
I've been here, my stock is allers running 
away, and my ricks burning down, till I'm 
e'en a'most worn out." 

" You must have been rather tried by 
all these things," ventured Fosco. 

" You may say that boldly, sir. Tried is 
a good word. I've been for years in the 
frying-pan, an' I'm only skimmiu's." 

" Don't you remember, Siia», of that 
story of Job; which was the unforiunatest 
man in the Scriptur?" 

" Yes, I does ; and I'm very much like 
Job's ofl'-ox. Well, it's gettiu' uigh on to 
bod-time, and I'll say good-night." 

We were not loth to retire, and soon 
were rolled up in our blankets; and we 
thought Compasses must have been in 
better spirits, for, ere we fell asleep we 
hearl a voi€a singing the well-known 

" Jean Baptiste, pour ^noi, 
•lean B;ipli»tt'. pour quoi, 
t)h, Jeun UapaHte. pour (jtioi, poarquoi. 
You trod ou my little dog's tail, oy gar." 

When morning dawned, however, our 
host was as moiose as ever, and to our in 
((uiries as to the ni;;lit-melody, gave 
answer : 

"it's that cussed Canadian of a feller. 
Thai's the only psalm he knows, and he 
ain't quite sure o' that. He aiu'l tit for 
nuthin' but to range my sheep ; and I 
bliove it's his moaning that give 'em the 
scab. Clepsy, she reads the papers, some- 
times, and says he must have the trykina, 
as he's allers singin' about pork war." 

" You must see newspapers very sel- 

" Yes, thank God ! It's plain sailin' to 
Clepsy. She's a horned ccliolard, and 
always took to readin' naturally, par tick ly 
to noveltry. But I gets mired every inch 
I goes ; and on three sides of the paper 
there Jiin'l no particklcr connecliou ; it's 
b( ots and shoes, lard and lumber, hard- 
ware and dry-goods, and all mixotl. A 
good many chariklers in thai ere play, I 
s.iys to the wife. But, then, a woman's 
got more save3' in theiii things than a 
man, which is supposed to work all the 

" Won't you go oiit shooting with us 
this morniuj;?" asklil the Colonel. 

" I rather guess not. 1 hain't been much 
on the shoot o' late. When I was young- 
er, I was reckoned the bebt shot in our 
town ; bill thtmdays is led and gone for- 
ever. Ye'd better bear to tho right, after 
ye git up the canon, where il splits." 

And we left him watching us as we rode 

Over the brown, bare hillj, guiltlesj of 
shrub or gra.«s, rolling away to the north in 
-resistless wav«s. Crispaud brittle the turf 
under our horses' hoofs, the little pufl's of 
dust rising al every step. Into thtir holes 
tumble the nimble stiuirn-!.-:, throwing 
quick glances over their .shoulders. Now, 
a startled rabbit leaps into sight, and bowls 
awaj', unhurt by the sharp " ping" of the 
bullet. Warm ptmr down the rays <d" the 
sun, burning and parching the earth, and 
checking the haste of our horses. 

Lo ! a deer is seen in a hollow, raising 
his head in the air, and sniffing at the in- 
truders. Just cue stroke of the spurs, 
and away we skurry in quick pursuit. A 
young one, titarcely showint; fiorn.s, but 
he bounds proudly ou. Closer and closer 
we eome, till the panting animal turns. 
Cl/"ack, goes the Colonel's rifle, and, with 
a bound, tho tired creature falls, with a 
bullet in his shoulder. Then the knife 
— and his life has fled. 

0\\\y one did we raise that day, and, to- 
ward nightfall, were only too glad lo re- 
trace our steps to the house, and sup on 
venison steaks. 

"Not much luck to-day," said Com- 
passes. " One deer is little among so 

"But the skill of your wife makes us 
forget the scarcity." 

"Well, gentleman, that ar wife is the 
only comfort I ever had. Clepsy is a mas- 
ter-hand at fixin's. There's some as lias 
the doin's, and hasn't the know-howin's, 
as many a rich man cant sol a good table. 
But, if your woman has the know-howin's, 
a very little doin's is enough. Which 
words is found in the tenth pistle to the 
Californiaus, or, howsomever, ought to 

"What's that, Silas?" interrupted the 
wife, catching the last words. " You 
qu )tin' Scriptur. I'ua eenamost aston- 
ished, but, likewise, pleased. ' 

" I didn't go fur to let you hear it ; but 
no harm's dime." 

" Won't you say It again, old man ?" 

" It's no use to sell your cabbages 
twice, says I, and I never repeats." 

" Like Shakspeare," inserted Fosco. 

" I dunuo him. Is he in San Fran- 

" Hardly," was the reply, followed by 
an explanation. 

" Waal," continued Compasses, " as I 
ain't no scholard, you must.pardon me fur 
not takin'." 

" A man must have larnin'to take them 
things," said Aunt Clepsy, as she took up 
a dropped stitch in her prospeciive slock- 
ine. "Not everybody can git an eddica- 
tion, and read and spell like a steam en- 
gine, without knowin' how to milk ; and 
I've sometimes thought as how eddication 
was like tunneling for a blind lead ; ye 
don't kn<")W how much il's going to h«lp 
ye And if every boy has got a iraile, he's 
got someihin' what no drought can kill, 
and no flood wash away, but is his'n eter- 

" Yer right, there, Clcp^," followed 
Compasses. " If I had a thousand and 
one boys. Id give the odd one an eddica- 
tion, and give some trade to the others ; 
then they wouldn't rise up agin' me at the 
last day. With his health and a good 
trade, a feller c.*n fieht bis way along, par- 
tii kly in a «-ountry like this." 

We sat, in conversation, some hours, 
and. on breaking up the circle, annonnceil 
to on r hosts our intended departure the 
next morning. 

" We're sorry to have ye go," said Aunt 
Clepsy, " tor we don't git many visitors 

now It's seldom where all the people 

" But we may come to see you again, 
someday," I answered. 

"There's nothing sure but death and 
the taxes ; but we'll be glad to see you, if 
vou come." 

A long, sweet sleep, after a fatiguing 
day, such as is enjoyed on tlie hills, in liic 
invigorating air, is a boon which we 
thoroughly appreciated that night, and, at 
early morning, were ready to stiirl ; and, 
having partaken of a hearty breakfast, 
bade adieu to the old couple, and proceed- 
etl homeward, wondering much about the 
waves of circumstances that had thrown 
together two such singulai waifs, and 
borne them to that, distant spot. 

It was in the summer of ISSU that my 
law practice took me a!?ain into that dis- 
trict; and, as I sat in the hotel of the 
county seat, I ehinccd carelessly at an old 
newspaper thatlay '^ the table. My eye 
fell upon the following item : 

••Si-i.ii>E. -I.nke Uriait. formerly of Texao, aud 
propriutorof the Mnd Springs U >tel. coininittud 
Mlioide y(*!«lprrt^r, at 8 a. in., by ihootiug hiuj:<cll 
through tbe head. He dii-d tnntauily." 

The paper was a month old. I could 
but feel sad for Compasses, and for his 
poor wife ; and, after the term of court 
was finished, rode over to the place. The- 
old house stood as of old the garden 
bloomed still, and the brook babbled as 
cheerfully as when I first beheld 
it. Leaving my horse at the fence, 
I knocked at the door, and Aunt 
C^lepsy met me— but, oh! how changed. 
Sorrow had plowed de.'p furrows in her 
once smooth brow ; and, beneath her puro- 
wliite cap, I could see nany a silver line. 
She did not know me at first, but when I 
recalled- to her our former visit, greeted 
me warmly, though her hand was full of 

" You know he's gone, thtm ; gone and 
left me behind, which never did I leave 
hiin for a single day. In the sun. and in 
the storm, when the wheels run well, and 
when we was mired, we wis always to- 
gether, and never once did we have a 
ha'sh word. We never soured ou each 
other onst." 

The poor woman's sobs c'loked her ut- 

" I've sarched the Scriptui', and tried to 
git comforted, but it don't come," she con- 
tinued. " Foliar uie, and I'll show you 
where we laid him." 

Out in the garden, among tho fragrant 
flowers, was Compasses' gr.kve- a simple 
mound. A row of violets bordered the 
swelling earth, and the brooi still sang its 

" Not that I blame him much ; he was 
tired— tired of fightin'. Some men's lives 
is a continooal fight, and tfcey has to be 
.strong not to git underneath B«l I loved 

him " 

When the heart-broken woman had 
somewhat recovered, I led the way to the 
house; and, as wo sat at dinner, she told 
me all; how he had left her, as usual ; 
how she had he-ird the sh it, found him 
dead. A short, sad story. 

" Shall you continue to l,ve here?" I 
asked, as I shook her hand, forced to hurry 

" Oh, yes ; I shall wait here till I'm sent 
for by the Lord." 

And there she waited, hoping and trust- 
ing, living upon her past love, and her 
coming joy till the Death Angel summoned 
her to heaven- to Compasses, who watched 
for her there. — Overland Monthly. 

Marriage ^leremonies In tlic DUfereut 
Couutritis or Aiiia. 

Chlltlreu's lnu» aud Legs. 

NuuK arms are the moans of the pre- 
mature deaths of many of the little inno 
cents. We often see these little miles, the 
darlings of their parents, with thick sub- 
stantial clothing about the body, inuMlers 
around the throats, and mips on their 
head:.-, with their arms bare to the elbows, 
aud their legs in a similar condition nearly 
up to their knees. These extremities of 
a child, in which the blood is never of so 
hii^h a temperature as in the adult, and in 
which it is of the greatest iniportanco that 
il should be kept in a circuit tini: medium, 
ouirht to be warmly clad. ^]very parent, 
and especially every moth-jr, should see 
that the i-lothing of a child comes down 
to the wrists upon the arms, and to the 
feet upon the legs. It may be fashionable, 
it ni'iy be gratifying to the mother's 
vanity and the father's pride to see the 
clear skin of^^ieir children ; but it is 
often death to the children. Every prac- 
tising physiciar could tell a tale upon 
this .subject that should mtike the earsof 
all such iadiscreel parents to tingle. A 
distinguished English i)bysieian, who 
uatl practised forty years, btatcd that he 
believed he had known several thousands 
of (hildren brought to an untimely grave 
by going with their arms an I legs naked ; 
and a distinguished physiiian, who died 
some years >ince in Paris, declired, "I 
believe that during the tw/nty-slx^ years 
I have practised my prof-ssion in ihis 
city, twenty ihonsand children have been 
carried to the cemeteries a tuicrifico to the 
absurd custom of exposing the arms 
naked." As lovers of children, we warn 
parents against adopting >uch a delete- 
rious custom. \ 

Many have wondered wh;,- so many chil- 
dren die. We wonder that any live. Soon 
afti.r birth they are crammed with IVkxI, 
doseil with medicine, and steamed with 
bed-(-lothes and stoves ; then they are sent 
out in cold weather, clotted warmly in 
all parts of the bwly except where the 
clothing is the most neetled . Their legs, 
arms, and necks are bare, and tkuM are 
they exposed to a temperature that makes 
a strong man shudder, though gloved, 
overcoated, stockinged and booted. 

But we want to harden the children : 
yes, and soon you find they are gone. 

Put the bulb of a thermometer in a 
baby's mouth, until the mercury will rise 
to ninety degrees. Now carry the same 
to its little hand ; if the arris be bare, and 
the evening ciwl. the mercury will sink to 
forty degrees. Of course, all the blood 
which flows through thoso arms must fall 
to within thirty to forty decrees below the 
temperature of the heart. " Need we say. 
when these currents of blood flow Ijack 
into the chest, the child's vitality must be 
more or less compromised ? And need we 
add that we ought not lo be surprised at 
the fre<iuent recurring afVeclions of the 
tongue, throat, or stomach 'i' Many chil- 
dren, with habitual cough and hoarseness, 
or chocking with mucus, have been en- 
tirely or permanently reliered by simply 
keeping their hands and arms warm. 
Every observing and protn^es-sing jihysi- 
cian has daily opportunity to witness the 
same cure. — Gno'i Btjlih. 

The New York Sorosis I tears on its roll 
th« names of thirty-eight newspaper and 
maga/me writers, sixeditots, twelve poets, 
six musical artist.*, twenty-five authors, 
two physiciaps, four pmfessors, two 
artists in -painting, nine workers in art, 
nine teachers, ten lecturers, one historian, 
one compiler of scientific works, and llirec 
well-known philanthropists. 

Not one of those ceremonies could 
prove satisfactory to the womtin of the 
period. In nearly all the countries of the 
East, women »re regarded a.s properly, 
and marriage poff-i<s of a bargain be- 
between the and the parents 
of the bride. The afl'ections "f the women 
are seldiwu consulted ; they are passively 
guided by others, and accept their situa- 
tion, as useful and conveuiont slaves to 
the stronger se.^. Tlie wedding ceremo- 
nies in the different coimtries bear a gener 
al resemblance. In Birmah, marriage is a 
civil contract ; lh« law allows but one 
wife. The formalities tire conducted the 
same as in India. Relatives agree c >n- 
cerning the amount of dowry ; the bride- 
groom sends presents according lo his 
wealth, feasts are given, and the married 
couple eat from the same dish, which is 
the only lime a woman is allowed to eat 
with a man : In Siam the parents consult 
the daughter's inclination in regard to 
the young man who demands? her for a 
wile. If all approve the match, 
omens are consulted, contracts signed, 
dowries paid, the priest sprinkles tbem 
with consecrated w tiler, and repeats 
prayers. Feasting and dancing complete 
the ceremony. 

Among the different castes of the Hin- 
doos, the ceremonies vary. Some of them 
require no form but the consent of the 
parties. They exchange necklaces or 
wreaths, the girl saying, " I am thy wife," 
•and tho bridegroom, "It is true." Among 
the higher castes they are conducted with 
great formality and pomp. 

In Persia, the bridegroom sends, on the 
morning of the wedding, a train of mules, 
laden with presents, to the bride. The 
day is spent in feasting Towards even- 
ing, the bride, who is always veiled, 
mounted on a superbly decorated mule, 
and a(;conaj)anied by a long train of rcla 
lives and friends, proceeds lo the house of 
her destined husband, who, with a similar 
procession, rides forth to meet her. She 
is accompanied to the apartments prepared 
for her, and from that moment is a lawful 
wife. The festivities usually continue lor 
three days. Tbe customs in Thibet are 
very extraordinary, one woman is the 
wife of a whol^family ot brothers, be the 
family large or small. It is a custom 
which prevails with all ranks. The mar- 
riage is withont ceremony, mutual con- 
sent being the bond of union. This union 
can only be dissolved by the consent of all 
the parties, and they are never after at 
liberty lo form any other connection. It 
is said that instances of infidelity are ex- 
tremely rare. 

In China the bridegroom knows noth- 
ing of his intended wife, except what he 
'Tatbers from the friends who tirrange the 
preliminaries of the marriage, and de- 
termine the sum to be paid for the bri-le. 
On the day of the wedding, the bride is 
placed in a palanquin, the key of which 
is sent to the bridegroom. She is escorted 
to his house, where he opens the palan- 
(luin and extimincs his barijain. If he is 
pleased, he conducts her into his dwelling. 
Where the marriage is celebrated with re- 
joicings ; but if he is not favorably im- 
pressed, he closes the palanquin and sends 
her back. In that case he is obliged to 
pay a sum of money equal to the first he 
gave for her. 

After a Syrian Ituly is betrotheu, she 
does not see her intended husband until 
the wedding ceremonies are completed. 
Five davs before he .summons her, he 
.sends a female friend, who bears to her 
jewels for her head, neck, and arms, ac- 
cording to his wealth and rank. Under 
the supervision of this friend the bride is 
bathed, hand .stained, face painted, and 
wedding robes put on. After she is 
adorned, she is obliged to Mt in a corner 
with closed eyes for a whole day; then 
she is escorted, with eyes still closed, to 
the house of her husband, by his rela 
fives, and accompanied by a procession of 
women, musicians, and mules bearing the, ornaments and utensils which 
she has received. In Arabia the cere- 
mony is performed by a priest. He joins 
the hands of the pirlies and reads verses 
from the Koran, then blindfolds the bride. 
Tho bridegroom leads her to his lent, 
seals her on a mat and says, " You are at 
home." He returns to the aamnbied com- 
pany and joins in the feast ir^'^e bride 
re aiains blindfolded a week, during whick 
time some friend performs the domestic 
duties for her. 

In Armenia the priest performs the cer- 
emony bv leading the bridegroom and 
bride," whose head is covered with a linen 
veil, into the centre of the apartment, 
where he joins their hands and knocks 
their foreheads together. A crucifix is 
swung over their heads while the priest 
chants and sings. After this he ties 
around the bridegroom's brow a red and 
while string, and asks : " If she is lame, 
thou acceptest her?" "If she is blind 
thou acceptei-l her?" "If she is hump- 
backed, thou acceptest lier ?" To each 
question he answers, "I accept." Then 
tying a string around the brow of the 
bride, the priest says: " Thou acceptest?" 
"I accept," she replies. Feasting and 
amusement last for three days, during 
which time the bride is obliged to sit si- 
lent and motionless. At the end of that 
time the priest remores her veil, takes 
oft' the siring from her brow, and she is 
allowed for the first time to spcik. The 
Turkish ceremonies are simolc, and usu- 
ally performed at the mojqiie by the 
priest, who joins the hands of the couple, 
and recites prayers from Ihc Koran. The 
bridal veil is bright red, with a yellow 
border. The wedding festivities last four 
days, and usually commence on Monday, 
so as to avoid the Mohammedan Sabbath, 
which comes on Friday. The Babylon- 
ians had the custom of yearly conducting 
all the marriageable girls to a public 
assembly, where they were put up at auc- 
tion. The most beautiful were sold first, 
and often for large sums. The deformed 
and homely ones were disposed of next, 
and as the price paid for the beautiful 
ones was divided into dowries lor them, 
the poor received them willingly for the 
sake of their portion. 

In the patriarchial age the marriage 
ceremony among the Hebrews was very 
simple, and took place upon the days 
supposed to liave been appointed by 
Moses. Friday for a bride who had never 
Ijeen married, and Thurs^lay fr»r a widow. 
The bride was given to the bridegroom 
by her parents, the father eaying, '• Take 
her according to the law of Moses," and 
the husband answering " I take her ac- 
cording to that liw." Then followed 
singing and dancing for seven day.s, unless 
the bride were a widow, in which i* 
was limited to three days. At a later ?• -■• 
the form was changed, and the br: •«- 
groom said to the brule : " Bo liiou a wife 
to me according to the law of Mos*-.s iipd 
I will worship and honor the according to 
the word of God, and will feed and gov- 
ern thee according to'the customs of those 

who worship, honor, and eovern their 
wives faithfuiiy. I give thee fifty shekels 
for thy dowry." During the period of 
Israel's prosperity, greater pomp and mag 
uilicence were displayed in the ceremo- 
nies, and il became the custom for parents 
to endow the bride instead of the bride- 
groom, paying money or performing 
service for iier. Thebride, if her parents 
were wealthy, was arrayed in brilliant 
marriage robes, costly jewels, annoiiited 
with perfumes, and crowned with a r«d 
veil. She was borne in a palancjuin to 
the bridegroom's, the door-i)09ts 
of which she annointed with oil ; tiien 
she was lifted over the threshold, which 
fiirmed the boundary between her single 
and married life. Numerous gifts were 
exchanged, and festivities continued sev- 
9T&1 days. 

Importauco of Learuinj^ a Tra<k>. 

It 19 stated in a recent report of the 
Prison Association, that of fourteen thou- 
sand five hundred and ninety-six prison- 
ers confined in the penitentiaries of thirty 
States, in 18G7, seventy-seven per cent., 
or over ten thousand of the number, had 
never learned a trade. This fact may, in 
some measure, be verified by inquiry at 
the employment and aid associations, 
where only a very email percentage of 
those who apply for positions are skilled 
in any trade- or business. An advertise- 
ment for skilled labor will call out but 
few responses, while one for light, un- 
skilled employments will call hundreds of 
needy applicants for situations. The 
point with the rising generation 
is to avoid manual labor. The aver- 
sion to manual labor has been, in' a 
great measure, brought about by the false 
ideas on education that pervade all classes 
of society. It is supposed by these mis- 
taken people that " school learning" will 
somehow furnish their sons and daugh- 
ters a sure passport to " success," which 
is always understood by them to mean 
getting a living without work. Such of 
them as can muster means to do so, send 
their children to the beat schools, furnish 
Ihem opportunities for learning music, 
painting, and the other accomplishments, 
not forgetting to give them the benefit of 
a foreign poli'sh when it is possible. They 
thus go over an amazing area of educational 
territory, aud a bare list of the studies they 
have " gone through" would appal the Ad- 
mirable CrichKm himself. It might be 
supposed that these young ladies and gen- 
tlemen would be qualified to earn an 
honest penny, in case of necessity, by 
some one or all of these varied attaiu- 
ments ; but unfortunately, such is nol com- 
monly the fact. We say leave out of the 
consideration the common branches of 
education, such as arithmetic, grammar, 
and geographi', which are tho elementary 
branches of a general education ; but of 
the "higher branches" of aa English or 
linguistic education, how many of thoi^e 
sous and daughters of ambitious parents 
learn enough to enable them to earn a 
dinner in case the paternal funds fail to 
come to hand ? They have made no out; 
of them a special study, and have studied 
them all superficially. Aud one may 
judge of how they study them by watch- 
ing them as they go trudtiing and panliiig 
to school, under the weight of the small 
library, which seems to be necessary for a 
day's study in that temple of knowledge 
—the public school. In _due time, they 
"graduate" with great eclat, and are con- 
sidered ready for the battle of life. It is 
all right with them so long as tiie " gov- 
ernor,' the "old man," or whatever they 
may call him, can "shell out the mcks," 
"down with the stamps," or, in old- 
fashioned langu-age, furnish them the 
means to live on. When thrown 

upon their own resources they drill 
about for a while, and find, for 
a certainly, that they are " babes 
in the wood," in the important matter ot 
providing fi .r themselves. S< >me of these 
incompetents, after years of failure and 
want, drift int > employment. But the 
great mass of them are the young men 
who are standing on our street corners, 
or wandering about looking for a situa- 
tion where 1 hey can do genteel work— 
and anything is considered genteel if it 
does not involve what they term " manual 
labor." Peddling little patented articles 
that are " indispensable in every family," 
clerking in any capacity, an agency, 
though it be only a patent rat-trap— all 
these are genteel, and a young American 
graduate of a public school or of a com- 
mercial " college," will call to see the pro- 
prietor of the' patent rat-trap two hun- 
dred and fifty time? before ho will even 
think of learning a useful trade. It is 
customary with some persons to blame 
these helpless young men very severely ; 
but they are not so much to blame as are 
their parents and their teachers. Their 
fathers and mothers probably toiled many 
weary years to gain a competence, which 
was most likely gained only by the labor 
of their hands.aWhat more natural than 
to express the wish with honest, though 
mistaken kindnes.s, that their sons aud 
daughters n>ight escape so hard a lot? 
What wonder that their children have 
grown up with a thorough contempt for 
work? When the children went to 
school, their teachers impressed upon 
them the importance of education for 
"elevating" them, which they always un- 
derstood to mean, avoiding the laborious 
toils of their parents' lives. We could 
point to a certain class of institutions 
which have, in these false teachings, done 
incalculable injury to the cause of honest 
industry. Before the evil can be reme- 
died, a different class of ideas must pre- 
vail in families and in schools. It must 
come to be- understood that parents do 
oaly a part of their duty to their children 
unlii they see to it that they are masters 
of good trades, in all the niceties of theory 
and practice. When this view of parental 
duty comes to prevail, the click of skilled, 
productive industry will be more respected 
than the countless make-shift expedients 
for a living which now disgrace so many 
able-bodied, but helpless young men. We 
would discourage a multiplicity of studies, 
and insist upon the most perfect mastery 
of a few judiciouslj^ chosen branches of 
knowledge. It should be impressed upon 
the minds of the pupils that thorough- 
ness in one or two departments of learn- 
ing is of more value than a smattering 
knowledge of many. And last, though 
not least, that a good trade, well ma.stered, 
is the crowning glory of an education. — 
Chicago liep^iUican. 

^►- ♦ -^ 

A coRRKSPo.VDKST of the American 
Afjricnlturi^t in Montana states that stock 
fatten and thrive on the wild bunch grass 
of that section all the year round, prefer- 
ing it even in January to well cured hay, 
nd that cattle and horses keep sleek and 
iut on it all the year njdnd. 

— — ^ . ^ • 

TnR young Dufee of Newcastle; who is 
-BOW going through bankniptcy, has con- 
trive<i, on an income of ll^W.f.KH), to incur 
'.ebts to the amount ot £150,(K)0. 


Tom TiruMB is in Australia. 

The Chinese John Smith is Ah Gee. 

TuALBERG, the pianist, is worth $500,- 

Nbw IlAMi'snins has now eight daily 

Sanannau sent 70,000 shad North this 

Almost every college in the country 
now has its newspaper. 

Ohio has twenty-five different female 
sufl'rage associations. 

Nearly 700 Philadelphia girls were 
married to foreigners last year. 

Tub agjfregate debt of the cities and 
towns of AlasMichusetts is nearly $35,000,- 

N.'iPOLKoN calls tbe 45,000 schoolmasters 
in his Emf' " the pacific army of 

Onr hundred and fifteen women are at 
present suitors for divorce in the Indiana 
courts. has 91G miles of railroad, the 
total assessedlvalue of which is $11,095,701. 

Anoi'T twelve hundred persons visit 
the New York pneumatic tunnel under 
Broadway, daily. 

The Odd Fellows in the United Slates, 
according to a late enumeration, are some- 
thing over 250,000 strong. 

The Freemasons of New York are 
about to build an asylum for aged mem- 
bers and orphans, to cost $<500,000. 

Tiierb is a .stone house at Dunsback 
Ferry, Saratoga county, N. Y., npw oc- 
cupied by a family, which was built in 

A HOTEL building in Meadow Lake, 
Nevada cimnty, Cal., which cost original- 
ly $10,<'0O, was sold at auction a few days 
ago for $7. 

TiiE Chinese laborers on the Texas 
Central railroad drink no water during 
the day, but keep one hand busy handing 
around tea. 

Thkrk were recently confined in the 
penitentiary at Joliet, III., 1,;U2 convicts, 
the largest number that had ever been 
congregated there at one time. 

A farmer in Maine has a short-horn 
heifer, aiming three years old, that girths 
seven feet and one inch, and weighs 1,620 

The amount of Peter's pence received 
by the Pope since its establishment ten 
years ago, is about four million pounds, or 
twenty million dollars. 

It is stated that every farm of 160 acres 
in Eastern Kansas is underlaid with 
1,555,000 tons of coal, or nine times more 
fuel than if the surface were covered with 
heavy timber. 

liKrr.EN Miller, of Springfield, Ohio, 
who is seventy-five years old, has kept a 
diary in verso fur the last half century — 
and it contains over eighteen thousand 

A MAIDEN lady, ninety-lhreo years old, 
appeared as dtfeudaut in a Massachusetts 
Court a few days ago, and when it was 
decided that she must pay a servant 
!{;ll.5'.», claimed as wages due, seemed not 
at all disconcerted. 

One of the passengers on the Golden 
City at tho time she was wrecked on the 
coast of California, has sued the Pacific 
Mail Steamship Company for $10,600 for 
the privations he endured inconsequence 
of the disaster. 

An Eastern paper says that the verb 
" to interview," denounced by puriats as 
an Americanism, was so employed in 
England in the Elizabethan era, and can 
claim a higher antiquity than the noun, 
which is used without hesitation. 

A Cincinnati paper insinuates that the 
oflScers of a ferry-boat made no effort to 
save a man who foil overboard the other 
night until they found out he had not 
paid his fare. They made a dosperaU 
dive for him and the two cents, then. 

Bishop Simp.son, of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, gave the following ad- 
vice to a class of deacons ordained by 
him in Philadelphia on a recent Sunday : 
" Don't eat late suppers. I have found 
that nine out of ten ministers who cat 
after preaching die early." 

A MAN in England, named Gilman, has 
been fined £90 for kissing a widow, lie 
admitted that he had oflen kissed her. 
This, however, he averred, could mean 
nothing, as he had kissed the daughter at 
the same time, and had been in the habit, 
indeed, of "kissing the family all round." 

TiTE»tN(JLi3H Sodttyfor tlif. Sujiprcsnon 
of Vice has destroyed 129,681 indecent 
jirints, 16,220 illustrated books, five tons 
of letter jiress of the same sort, 16,005 
sheets of songs, bciides copperplates, 
printing presses, &c. The funds of the 
society are contributed by private indi- 
viduals, and each prosecution costs $150. 

The Minneapolis (Minn.) Tribune sayg 
a shoeniaKer of that city " has received an 
order for a pair of boots, the measure sest 
being 15 inches in length by 12 across the 
slab of tho foot. If mjule up, in size, they 
would be about No, 22. The dealer was 
unable to furnish them from the store, but 
is negotiating for a contract." 

At an inn in "Vienna (says the Neti^ 
Freie Fresxe) an old toper recently cele- 
brated the comjdetion of the twenty-fifth 
year of his regular attendance at the beer 
table. The President of the dinner party 
which was given in honor of this event 
had also been a constant visitor for thirty- 
eight years, and made a short speech, and 
ended by emptying his 40,lb0th scidel 
(pint) of beer. 

The Detroit Tribune says : " A very 
important suit has just been decided in 
the Circuit Court at Adrian, Mich. It is 
t be recovery, by the wife of a dmnkard, 
of the money paid by her husband, during 
the past six years, to a saloon keeper, 
judgment being entered aeainst the unlaw- 
ful seller under the provisions of Prohib- 
itarv Liquor Law of the State. Tliis is 
the'first suit of the kind that we recollect 
of, but, under the law, the recovery of all 
money Sf) paid by the parties to whom it 
originally belonged is unquestionably 
possible, the ground b«ng that it wag 
paid without consideration, liqaor not 
being properly." 

The San Francisco Alta is responsible 
for this statement : " A crab, measuring 
thirteen feet from point to point of claws, 
and weigh in? some forty poands, has 
been brought to this city from Yokohama, 
by the last steamer. It was obtained by a 
gentleman from some Japanese fishermen, 
who capturcid it last month upon the 
wreck of the United States corv«Ue 
Oneida, recently sunk in. the- Bay of -Kan- 
agawa, by oiUisioa. with tko ^utearaer 
Bombay. TBbb .;foni»ation of thie legs, 
cl^ws, carapax- -and-.' mouth -presents a 
marked difieretace-frora thn«e bfthtr com- 
mon crab, having protruding tusks, and 
the ends of the claws being armed with 
rows of teeth." 







The nond Qveatlon. 

!■ i«l»tion to tbii bond questioo to b« vottd 
«pnB th« Uit Tueada/ in M*/, it maj bo well 
t\> lOok ibtt th« mat(»r unierstandinglj. The 
law granting the land to the 8tate ipeci- 
&9i that the land ihall b« used for build- 
ing Railroadi, and denandi of the roadi b«n- 
•9(< thereby; — thall con«cj mails and lol- 
dier< in a orrlaln maoaer. Intimatinj; and 
«xpretiiog that it ihall be u»ed for that pur- 
pu««. But for oar purpoie in writing tb's ar- 
ticle, we will not make a point upon that law. 
We will take the I«w to be roted upon, and 
•how to a candid mind that it ought to be up- 

for the Free Hemeetead. 
Where will the *>■ Theuk *' Coi 


"Senator Latimer descrrci the thanks of kla 
eonstitnenti for hit firmnea* on iha land fr»b 
•wiadle."— Jtfanilrato Record. 

Ai Senator Latimer'a eoaitituenta are rary 
muob intere«t«d in the ao called Branch rail- 
road from Maakato to Blue Earth Citj, the 
time for them to " thank " doei not teem to be 

For the Fr«e HomcrtMd. 


No 1. 

mntlr ! iphrre-detcrnded mMil, 

Fjicn<l ofpleaiurc, wlwJom'i aid! 
La;'»t thou til J kucietit lyre aaida* 


Qod'i anireriMl and majettio framework ia 
the itaff, and hit numeroui planet* and beatti 
ful stars are the notes admirably armoged bj 
•kill divine to naturo't pure, lofty and lublime \ Juit sow, inasmuch as hii " firmness " in faror 
music; and he is somenbat Advanced in the ' of the BonAiolder's swindle hat without doubt 
I'cieuce w>)o can correctly and tastefully read | defeated all hope for the immediate completion 
and appreciate it. May not rapt seraphim of the Branch road in which they feel so great 
rrom the world of song descend, aad oaith- ' an interest. If our Branch road is finally de- 
born men arise, and together strike commin- | feated by tho Senator's " firmness " of last win. 
glad notes of hoaren and earth, and angels be ter, will the editor of the Record tell the cod- 
eur teachers of this semi heavenly symphony ? | stituents of Mr. Latimer when they shall com- 
Wou'd that I had power and ttct to onward menee thanking him for this unfortunate result 

; and upward lead to an adequate i'.'ea of the of his firmaett ? 

i astronomical sheet on whioh tlii spherical A CONSTITUENT. 


Hara boen before the publit for oaerlj 


They hare b sea tudjected to the SBVIRB8T 
TESTii and tlirmutt Bitttr Cowtpttitimn; tktj 
alone took the First PremiSB at tha 

hcH. First, the law allows tbeowntr, whuev- 
•rhomaybe.lo bo f«e« ei Us /or ten years. }""•»'="»»*"""'"'''<' «' '^o "n'°''' "«^o«" o*^ 
aij m.tter how muohimficirment, no matter]'*"'*/' But nothing can raise one to this 
what amount ia cer<ain counties or towns my •"?*"»• *»*'"'"°°y of tLe aniiertj but music 
tieighbac with his valuable improvmens pays itxl^; enongli of whiob is wrapt in our poetic 
aoiowa, euUBtj, state, school, or road tax, not ; al nature, if de>'clopod. to aspire after it— the 
for one year nor fire, as were the Homesteads, i """«' **'« beaat'f"!. the subliire. 
hat for ton years. In Jackson county ttere Is I ^ould w^ or rather would we soar on the 
a large amount of this land locate', and in '. •"•-tA^^tioS freezes of music, wo could but 
.Martin county; by what rule of justice can wo i «^™P«t'"'> '^e gra..d relation of things of 
ttake from these new couctl.s, no. only tU tho dirinc orJer-of celestial virtue «d of in • 
a.nJ. to improve other parts of .he State and ' '■•rooMti^ w..h God-at the highest source of 
p»y doabtfal debts, but let these land sharks 1 ^"'"*'' happiDClS. 

to a.^ot fa«..-rftaT for t»n years. I don't bo- I *'"*'^' °""'»^ "^ «rtiftclal, like vI,«uo, nev- 

er looses any of its suprome excellency. It is 

lieve a maa in this tertion of the country will 
vote lor ««ch a law, if be k»»tc$ Kimttlj, If 
th. S«U can affori ID «cn...l lands from tax- •''!'"*^'"""^°."''^ °^" .**" *"'"'^ ""^r °^ ; RESTORI SHAWLS. 

•titn for ten years, it would be bc»t to hold 
'the >a;*<^ until tho debt is due. In ten years 
-tiBM these lands wruld pay two such dettf, 
-interest and all. It it tho contractors and 

as lovely and pure as though it had never been 
abuiied, never rolled over the bl«iik ridge of 
faded cyolos, and imparted awoetneis on the 


Just reeeired at tho Storo of 


in Winnebago Citr, Minn. 

fSB^ No Mere Credit. 'tSP^ 

Q'dick Cash Sales k Small Frofils. 



desert air. 
k» it ever Las been, so it will continue, tho 

cbaricoftb.> worid. It irresistibly secures 

the attaation and wins tbo hcnrt. Logic should 




flond holJers who are this payment; ' g,vcrn tho aiost towering intellect; but carol- 

they have their greedy eyes fixed upon , j^^ nxingled with tUo mellow notes of tho lute i CaSSlDiere DelftlDS 

fine patrimony. They .-an well afford to buy , ^neonscioualy twine, around .he finer feelings _ ' 

opafewofth-lraJing papers in theState if %f^{, soal and leaves reason in the 

they can gel this little farm of 22 townships. ; .jj^j,, jj^,,„, esteems music a national pow- 

Vrhy, this iittie path of 500.000 acres which we „ i,,,j,,i„g on .be supreme. Music is foun- 

•rc »ofing,p.«t/, is about half as long as Rhode . ^,,i ^„ ih, i„^ <,, „u, „^,„<,^ „„y j^^i^g p,,. 

Island, a State worth hundreds of millions. ' ,;„„ haun^ its poccliar tone or note of ox. 

We are so much in the haSit of talking of ; pression. It is a prominent vien of ohoerful- 

Ihousands of acres thHt w« don't seem to have „„,^ to supercede which would bo like drying 

any con, option of the extent and enormity of .^^^ ,h, ^„y marrow in our boneo. And jot, 

this traJ;. wenrc making. It swrno so strange ! ^„,„j,^ ^^ „^^ jj,„, ^^^ unaccountable excap- 

that a MKOirosota Lvcislature could bcso hood- . ., - i- ■ , t^v. l ■ t 

" tions to tbisliviu^ rule. There are beings of 

Kinged into offering such a protcnco to iiettle a , .>. j t u .i. a ■ 

• "^ : our scMc, on the drum of whose ear the flowing 

debt due in ISSO, of douStful parentaze, nnd i r.u . . • u ■ .. .. 

' f fc • sounds of the s\«eetest musio have less attrae- 

of such an amount. When compared with the ,.^ ,, ..•;__ v-;i „.. ..i i .u„,i.. ti .. r 

^ tion tnan rnttiing nail j^ old shingles, ijut I 

•xtont of tho n'.rt hallucinati n, somnamhu- - ^^^y gj^n^, ,t ,,,^1 dead branch of the subject 
lism ni^ht havo been thrir sitaation. ▲ real _j j^„.( ,ike ,o thii.k about it. Because of 
•ane businessman w..u!i have never consented j.^knowa inaucnco; give me poetic license, 
to such a cntract. Sot aside the propriety of ^j,,, j ^j,, „^„j, ^^^^, j^^j of creation. It has 
buUding up our St«:e with that Und to an cj,i„ej ,i,o most tormenting fears, soothed the 
extent unthonght of within ten jrears. Leave „.,stheait stricken sorrows, changed lions to 
out of mind tho 70C miles of railroad that that 
Ised would be the meaus of adiiing to our pros- 
•nt and prospective roads with all the wealth 
thrown into tha newer parts of the State dj- 
riag ten years. Think nothing of the State 

lamb.'i, subuucd madness, cast out demons, 
wiped awny tears, extracted venom from tho i 
{ deadliest <ierpent^, tamed wild and ferocious 
' bea-iti and introduccdjoy and g'adnos* to in- 

tax these 700 milfs of road would pay with r> . ■* i -.i. .l r i.. < 

\ Reason, if yon please, with the freaks of 
ail the additional personal and real tax grow- . , ... ...,,■ .l j •.,. .v 

*^ B I boreas, with the bellowing thunder, with the 

rocks of Gibraltar; but not with raging beasts 
of tho forest, not with maddened serpents in 

out ofthis increaso ct railway. It need not | 

«omo into tke account at all, and tben it is! 

tho most plausiilo thing we can do with the ! ^^^■J ^^„^ „„t „■^^^^ -^^^^^ „,„ ^„^ j^^^, ^ y^„ 

land. 500.000 acre, of land in thU State un- • ^^^^ j^^j ^.^^^ ,t,„^_ ,^y ^^.^^ y^^, volumns 

taxed, and in the hands of speculators, would | ^f ,yi,n j i„„i^^ ,i,a^tb y ^u, harbinger of death, 

be an inoubus that co new State ought to | ^„j ^^j, f„, jj,, .villful with harps in hand; 

bear. Besides this law revives all the debts i ^^,, f„, jj^^ ^^^^^ ^j^^^, ^j ^lon, with select- 

egainst theto bond holders and contraoters by j ,j i„^tri!ments of music t-jned to peifecli'.,a- ' OllioilS FloUl* Meal &C. &C. 

•nd from tho laborers who were cheated oat , ijj (ij^n, t^u^^ a celebrated mitior with tbo i ' ' ' i •> • 

•f their pay, aad whicn tbislaw agrees to pay. i .^^ness of summer evenings, and if it has not ' 

Belgian Delaius, ' 

Kep Delains, 

India Cloth, 


Chinchilla Popinlo, 
Ruffle Skirts and Boulevard Skirts, 


Japanese Cloth. 


In addition to tbo above mentioned articles 
of the present most fashiooablo patterns, you 
willalways find at G. K. MOULTON'S a well 
stlectod assortment of 


Including a 



Lard, Wheat, Corn, 


and tho 

Paris Exposition, 

wbero all Machifioiof eny nott wen ia «oinp«- 
titloD ; and tiio 


at the MiKHKSoTA Stati Fai» of 18M, hold 
at Rochoater. Nearly 


of thorn are b isily working in all {.art! of tko 




and to-day it standa, in tho laBgnago of tho 

Scitnlifie Amtrican, 

" Without a Rival," 

Foremost among Family Sewiog Maebiooi, 
both in £uroj>e and America. 

It dot* mort work than any other maehint note 
in uie. It 





And W0UK8 BUTTON HOLES all i« 
a ^uperinr Manner. 

BSalcing the Lock 8* itch 

without thu ,<id uf a Shuttle, and makoi «o 


Mas. H. W. HOLLET, 
AgoDt at Winnobagu City. 

General A(jene)//or S'outk-uieit Minneeota, in 
Mankale. CbarleB Ruhxkttk, 

328yl Agent. 




Bod and Mould-Board 



its desired eflfoct, it is because Satan has as- 
sumed supreme auihority there, riveting des- 
peration. Music is boarenly and of hearenly 
origin. Its age is necessarily unknown to 
man. The Cret authentic histury we hare of 
it, perrains to tho constiiution of this mundane 

Our legislatures ought to baro had these 
bond holders settle those little bills with their 
laborers, who they swindled as condition prec- 
edent before they enrer get a cent to put in 
their owa pockets. 

How thia law could have been sanctinned by 

•OoT. Austin with a provision to pay tho eon- | gy,t„n,. Wh*n the gigantic eorner stone was 

tractors and the laborers loo, wo are at a loss [ i^,j^ (be morning stars sang together. Nor do 

to determine. With tha astuteness, keennes^ ; ^^ wonder that this high toned heavenly choir 

-and for»«ight that he is credited with, a seems I ,hould thus passionately bieak for»h into that 

almost unpardonable. A Legislature might | g^tatic song of celebrafion, when wo consider 

•not gi»oit the aerutiny necessary, and know- i jbe strangp, tho new, tho unspeakablr grand 

ing the DSttal carelessness of many of them, j fcone whioh suddenly rose before tboir aston- 

thc adrantages taken in their absence, Jt*., Ac, ighcd viiion. 

It saight not bo so singular. But a Governsr ! 

who has the last chance at a law, who is the 


(Crockery, Glassware, 

Lampd, Lanterns, 

Machine and Kerosene 
Oil, Sugar Buckets and Boxes, 



watohman of the State, to Ut a law thruugh 
with three such glaring defects, and fraught 
'Wtih such an amount ofiujury I'j the people 
and StaK, we can u^e no easier word than lo 
express an anacoouniablo surprise. — X. Y. Z. 

Wot tho Homeo'eafl. 

Cruwiujf too Soon. 
Tko T^ells Ailmi is juLiliwit over the proba- 

Tho attention of Close Buyers is inritod to 
The period had arrirel when this world was ! "^ ^^e* •"ortmont of goods, as I am confl- 
to be ushered into being. The great God arose 

and with bis Almighty flat spake and it was 
done. With such an infinitely maguiScient 
and beautifully divorsiQod subject, how could 
they furbetr to chant with holy passion and 
divine •■nihusinsm. VERITAS. 

dent that I can suit them with QOODS and 

VTinnobago City, April 20th, 1870. 

EVIL.— ProT. 22 3. 

Fire destroys annually in tho United States, Manufaeturdd from Eastern timlMr. 
iw^ hundred million dollars' worth of proper- | 

Eighty to ninety per cent, of all fires are; 
discovered iu their inoipiency, but there are 
no mt ans to put them our. Five minutes do- 
lay, and the steam (Tre engines may not con- 
trol ^hM, and if in season to arrest tho 
flamm, Im damage by flooding the property 

For the Uome.tead, 

The Mackato Record says that it has never 
bilities that our Branch road freim Mankato to stated that there was a contract in existence for 
tho Iowa coal fields will not be built. TimAilae j tho construction of tho Branch road from Man- 
being a Bondholder's organ, .-hould bo a littlo ' kato to Blue Earth City. 

more discreet in crowing over tho poor pros- That is no doubt so, and furthermore, in con- 

pects fbr our coal road. It praises Latimer- sequence of c-enator Latimor s and Rcpre»«nt- 1 with water is often grjater than by fire. Two 
Crandall A Co. for supporting the Bond Bill ative Craadall's devotion to the interests of the minutes with the Extingisher when first dis- 
Pwrkdie, and in the same breath taunts Clue , Bondholder.", thore is not mush probability 
£Arth City iv'th the probabilities of the defeat ' now that thore e-;or will bo a contract brought 
of its pot measure — tho North anl South road. | into esiatenco for that Branch. If, as we fear, 
As the people have a voice in this matter en tbo Branch road is a doad cock in the pit, to 
tho last .Moesday of May, wo ad vise you Col., Senator Latimer and KepreseaUtivo Crandall 
to wail till alter that election before y ju con- , belongs a good share of ttse glerjr. Next to tho 
aider the Branch road a hopeless caso. If tie glory of being instrawental ia bsilding a rail- 
lands are all voted to tho Bondholders l»t that , road, must bo that of being chiefly iaslrumont- 
o'.ectioB, as you decire they should be, then per- • »1 'U killing one. But then there is one satisCac- 
haps you may with reastn rejoice that tho tion, wuil»« tho farmers of Sterling, Winnebago 
Branch road is in a bad wnv. But till after City and Blue Earth City and adjacent coun- " ^ S 
that election Col., it ii in bad taste for a mouth- , try are hauling their wheat to Mankato and P (W| o 
piece of the Bondholders to rejoice ovor tho Wells, they can congratulate themselves on .he 
poor prospects of a road that might have been virtue aad " high moral firmness " of their rcp- 
under tontract to-day. had it not been for this . re«entativcs who preferred to pay off old Bonds 
Bundhoidor's scheme, which you sjipport, of with tho lands, in preference to making a rail- 
paying the Bonds with lands wbioh Congress road with them through their own section of 
declared should be "faithfully" appUe.l to the State! What is 25 or 30 miles of basil on! 
build just such roads as this Branch. Wait wheat for the farmers of tbo Blue Earth Valley 
Col., till aft%r your Bond swindle is endorsed in comparison with tbo Roman virtue thero is 
by the people before you orow over tho defeat in misappropriating lands and violating a trust 
of tho Braaoh road. 


Warranted to scour in anj kind of soil, and 
hardened by a process known oniy to our- 

Manufactured ontiroly of iron and itool. 


Of tl^ most approved pattern. Alt* 



By First-claM Workmen. 

covered, would save all. Delay brings ruin. 
''Prevention is better than cure." 




Winnebago City, Minn., Feb. I7th, 18A9. 






I I« til* Cheap«at msid Best Proteetioa 


in order to pay up the old swindling Bonds? 
•^ tiUERlST. 

The eennectiou of Mr. Sueedorff ChriS'Oai^n 
-and Mr. Soron Listoo with tho Norditk Fulkt- 
blad no longer exists. The paper will cwotin- 
ue to^o published by tho Soandinavian Prinl- 

Metiobist Statb CojfTMTioii.— Tho Moth- 


Insurance Companies reduce rates where it 

is introduced. Is rhnrgod withCaroonio Acid 

.,, . , „ ... ., 1 Oai, tho most powerful extinguisher of firo 

odtstsof Minnesota wjll assomblo May Sib, at , ^^^^^ charged in Ten Soeonds-rechargod 

Boots i& ^hoes 




Q« t« 'rhompson'a for jour Boot*. 



■WTfc^. IK IT ^ B 

and other Firgt Class 

:ei sc o O'S 



In the matter of tm BlUU oTl 


Letters of AdmlaMraKnn on aald Catato ksivte* 
been granted to the onde'slKOed on th>- Mlfc day«} 
March 1870, Duiice is hereby giveti, that its aoniha 
from and after said day. have bttn allowed i 
ed for creditors to present their elatma 
estate, for examination and alioWanev, and 
2Sth day of 8epieml>er. A. D.. 187u, at ton o'« 
M., n (he Probate Ufflce in Blue Kartfa Ctty. tkrl- 
bault County, Minneaou, the Judge of froMtc oT 
aiild county, will h««r, examine and atiow 
against the estate of the decciued if any Ihtrt W. 

Dated this lib day of April A D., ISTO. 


8.36W3 Adffliaiatraior. 



jiM P. Heedhwn ft Son and B. Shoninger « vo. b 

Manufacturers and Importers of 

AKn n A « 1 r69 WashinR+on S*-. 


Juet Fubliihed in a Sealed Enteloptt fritt 
fix ceult. 
A Lecture on tfc« Katnre. Tmattticac 

and Itadical Cure of Spermatorrhoe, or Seminal 
Weakness, luvolnntary Emissions, (ezoal DcbiUt/ 
and Impedimeiitx to Marriage generally. Neftons' 
nets, Coniiumpifbn, E|>i>eps>y and Fits Mental and 
PhysicHl IriCHpucity, rsrnlting; from Sclf-Aliusc, Ac. 
By ROBKKT J. CTLVEKWELL, M. D., Author of 
the ••Green Book," 4c. 

The world-renowjicd anther. In this adsnirablo 
Lecture, clearly proves ffim his own cxperienoe ttiat 
tlie awful eoncequenre of Self-Abukc may be effrctU' 
ally removed without mi'dicire, and without danger- 
ous surgical operations, boogies. Instruments, rlokO 
or cordU!.". polntng ou' a mode of cure at once cer- 
tain and (ffi'CtUbi, by which every ^ai^err^, no Baiter 
whut hisco 'dilion mayl>e, mav eure himself, cheaply, 
privately aud radically THI^< LECTl'RE WII.lj 

S'-nt under seal, to any address, in a plaht envel- 
ope, on tha receipt of six CfT.ts, or two p. stage' stampi. 
Also Dr. Culverwell's ".Marriage Guide,'' ^ricc 85 
cents. Addreitlie Publisbei. 

CHA»). C. KLINE k CO.. 

127 Bowery, New York, Post Office Box 4,636. 







Boots, Shoes. Crokcry and 

Prints, DeLaines, Bleached and 
Unbleached Cotton, 


Bats aad Cap*, Cloth*. 

Also, Sugar, Tea, Coffee. Syrup, Molasses, 

Kertitcno and Machine Oil, V\ heat, Oais, Flour, 


Crockery : Cups and Saucers, Plates 
Meat Dishes, ^wers and Basins 

Qlass Lamps and Chimneys, Comet Sun Burn- 
ers and Chimneys, 

Lanterns^ Tumblers, Goblets, 


^^-BOOTS and SHOES made to order and 
repairing neatly done. 200tf 






Faribault, to hold an Educational ConrontioD. 
The oommlssion appointed by tko last Conter« 

ing Company, and no efforts will bo spared to enco fur the location of the Ilamlin University 
make it acceptable and useful lo tho national- will moot on the 4th, and will roport to tho 
it/ whose interests it represent!'. ConTonlion. Matters of great importance t^ 

Mr. W. r. Rambusch and Mr. Ujalmar Eger the Methodiat Church in this Siato will bo dis- 
wiU have entire charge of tho Editorial Depart- : cussed. Every Church should Send delegate*, 
neni of the paper, and tbo general manage 
jnent of it< business. I 

in ono minuto-fthrowi 40 to 60 feot 


^^^Sond for Circular. 

TailfoBTiwBSTiiui Finn Extifgcisbbr Co. 

The Congregational College at Northfield, is 

j represented as being in a flourishing eondiiion. 

Tho Revenue roturna for LeoJ reeeired by ' Its present number of studenta is 65— 51 gen- 

laet mail from City of Uoxieo. show, that the tleman aad U ladies. 24 are in the classical, 

catoh of Ponrls and Shell for the past year on ^^ ^^ '« »^« l^i^^Mih course. 38 of tho stu- 

tke Qulf Coast of tho territory granted to the <1<'0«' "^ Congregationalists, and 2# Motho- 

F. W. FAR WELL, Soo'y. 
33S-if 122 Washington St., Chicago. 

Winnebago City &, Jackson 


Loaves Winnebago City every FriJay at 3 
o'clock p. m., and arrives at Jackson at 6 

•Lower Cal.fornla Comply" anwuLted to dists. Oood board is furnished at $3 0« per l^^.'^I^j Jk^^n o\7r7 M^'n^.y^at « o'clock a. 
tho large sum of ♦,^,00^.'. week. 

This, of course, is tho valuation of the Pearls 
given by tho divers aad speculators, and is 

B., andarrtrea af Winnebago City at 
o'clock a. m. every Tuesday, making close 
eonuoetion with the Mankato stage. 

It is again rumored tii»t Brick Pomoror in* 

oonsoqnenUy very mneh below the actual j„j, ,„ „ti„ ,,„„, ^^0 newspaper hnsinea. in Passengers by this route pas* through Wn- 

value of the oatcb. inu jmi. a 

K Pesrl is »ol 1 frcrinerfly f ^r frt ^h'th ^'e" York, ke having foand the Venture a dU- ■ "flj. Horneon. May, and Walnut grove, and 

resold at P.»na«a at $i'M, brings f l,OoO in , aatrous ono. "«*• °°'' ^» ^* daj-tune. 

Paris; and in many cases much greater prof- W. QBANT, Proprietor. 

tt* hare beto taade on very dne gems, Senator Revel* oecnpied the platform of j WiB,^ag« City, July 14th, 18«». JWtf 

5ot over oae-balf of tbo oatch is ever report- Flymootfa Ckarch «it4 Mr. Beesher at both ' 
« ' t-» the G'ovonaio^it. aid the yioldof the! . . 

^alff.r !i»V a:»y H* «a:.:.T ea:,aiat*i ,. «orwt3g«'^'.>*?!7<j 
J..fu.'».-'J. ^ 



At Thompson'*, opposite the Collin* Honae 
l^iniMkafe City, Minn. 

:«»* ^jcda*. 

B»A.aflfiK Houn. — There are now good ne- 
•Jse »e«k *je ' cominodati«n* for a few br-»»-4^r» »♦ the re«i- 
. d#3'"»«r Mr. T- H. ^'«V>;>. J'-.'^tf. 

117 ALTER W, WBBB.* CO., 

Wiioiesale Dealers in 



No. 93 Third Street. 
ST.FAirL, .... MIITK. 





A full Assortment of 

Dress Goods ! 

Consisting ef 

Delainot, PopHni, 

Tycoon Reps, 

Alpacas, Merinos, Ac. 

Together with a full Line of 

Oiagbams, Prints, 

Tickings, Sheetings, 


Woolens, Joans, 

MtinottoH, Cassimeres, 

Alee a Largo Snpply of 







And all other Good* neeeofary to make npa 

full aad complete asoortment for town 

and country trade. 


Winnebago City, "*ept.2t 1369 


^* BOW prepared to giro Lea*on* on the 

Tema ma4a kaowa ea appliention. 

tMif Winaebago City. 

No. R •o«k-*tor»arnrBi*h«4oempletorerf3 

at tie ilat'lw*'-* ""f* in ^rinrt*''*^" < itr. 

New Goods. 


Dealers in 

Stoves. Tin 





anufactutcrs of 


and all kind* of 


A fine assortment of 

Table and Pocket Cutlery. 

Grind-Stones and Hangings, 

Breaking and Crossing 


Fence-Wire, die., tbc. 

J- II. Welch, Wm. Wallaee, Chas. Wallace. 
• Winnebago City, Minn. 

April 7th, 1868. 




<fec., &c.. 

Cut to order from 
either I r a L ^ N or 
American marble, 
and set up in good 
taste. Mr. J. tn. 8ul. 
livan is our practical 'le- 
signer, and all i-rdcr^ nro 
filled iiccording to specifi- 
aticnc. I*", however, tbo 
taste of Mr. is 
consulted, the designs are 
fruHranteed to be unique. The 
work recommends iiselt- Or- 
ders from a dictunce promptly 
at:ended to. 

Fishier & Sullivan, 


June 9th, 1869. 293 

Clioire Farming Lands. 

200.00U Acres of Unrivalled 


Southern Minnesota Railroad Compaa* 


M. CON A NT, - - Laud Commlaslonert 
La Crossb, Wi8. 



Hew York Office, 27 BEEZMAN ST. 






No. Iu7 Third Street, 
St. Paul, Minnesota. 



WE have opened a shop on Blue Earth 
Avenue, for all kinds of BlacKsrrithini;, 
wagon repairing, Ac, and will be found cuu- 
■tantly on hand and ready to accommodate our 

Attention is called to the following prices: 

Horse shoeing, per span .$4.00 

New shoe 50 

Setting shoe 20 

We gusrantoe entire satisfaetion to all who 
may patron. ze ui. 

Winnebago City, April 20tb, 1870. 337tf 

This company offers Lands of the very boil 
quHliiy, and on terms most farorable to set- 
tlers. Their Lutids lie in that most lertila 
region, the southrrn tier of counties of Minno- 
tu'A. They extend from the Mississippi to 
tbc Westeru lioutidries cl the t^tate, and on 
and nexr the line of this and other Kailmads. 
They inclu'le richest prairie lands, a beautiful 
lake country and well timbered tores tracts. 
Tho climate is as healthy as any in the world. 
The tf bole region is being rapidly Fettled and 
ituproved. Lands now held at muder«te 
prketj ure sure to rise in ralue with the quick 
pr<>cess of improvement. 

Price, %i to $12, lor carh oroa cr»>dit ; when 
sold on credit, one-fourth down ard the resi 
due in yearly instalments, with interest year- 
ly iu ailvaoce. .KM communications should 
be addressed as above. 328tf 




Flour from No 1 wheat, Oats, 
Corn, &c., &., at the lowest markei 


Fresh Meat, 



as good as can anywhere be 
found, and 


OriP door Routh of the old itand 
on Blue Earth Avenue. 


Winnebago City, Jan. 19th 1870. S26tf 


After oar*>fnl inresligation by competent 
judges, it h9S been fully and fairly decided 
that tbv besi place to purchase 


HATS and CAPS, " 


andinfnet any kindofOoodi. are at tho Storo 

R. M. Wilson, 

Second door South of the Post OBee, 
where luoro tjoods can be had fur o*'e dollar 
thi.n any other 


in Faribanlt County. 


per N. W. SAEQiift. 

Winnebago City, Jan. 19th 1870. 32Atr 

Winnebago City & Waseca- 

leaves Winnebago City, every day cxeept 
Saturdays, and Wnaeesi every day eacept Moa- 

Ihis route lies through WILTON, MINNI- 

Passengers by this n»w and popular roata 
will save TWENTY MILES of travel, ai.d 
money, and will ride only in the daytime, 
going through in ONE dav. 

THOMAS UEORUE, Proprleter. 
WinnebagoCity.Nuv. 18th. 1868. Sftitf 



lyi EAU'8 UOFKL, 

L S. ME \D, 



Billiard tnUee are eonneeted with the bonae, 
•nd tk#r« !• gp\.-i etnlOing on tbo premiaer. 



Forsale, orto exehanffo for aa iaproTe4 
farm, or nnin proved lands, in Miaacaeta, a 
splendid farm of 370 acrao. ia drooa Lskko 
county, \f iscousin, apon which there ie IIm 
Rent Farm Houee in the County, one Tessaat 
bonso, tbree Bams, ooe Oraaary,. and Gal- \. 

buildtrgs ia sbandance. Sijt*y «eree o/tpUw | 

did Timber, 111 acre, andar ealtivatioa. nad f 

the remainder in Mendow aad Faet i s t a. A { 

Larea Orchard faBaastaf, 
and nay amount of tmail frait, Shrabbofj, 
Flowera. Ao. Addraaa 


f3C»4 «r»OD lake Tf.. Wll. 








»•<-. — •.-■ 




Maker Sliot. ue« .li>. r lo Richar.l.on •. atUution pja to rspairing c.ocW. 



SpeeUl noHcM In rt«dli'f column*, ten c«nti ptr 
Una tor lb* Brit lo*«Klon, «nd fl»t ccnU p«r Une for 
••Ch labscqttenC Insertion. 

AaTenl*cm«nta ofcupyliig on* Inch of ipace, in- 
MftcJ on« wttt. for ooe dolUr One column, one 
yev, elgu:y aolUtk Ott«r ma»ertjtemenu In propor- 





_, "bUnk«.' neatly priuuU, »ud for lale # 
Ibe HoMESTCAoO^ce^ 


omce In No. 2, Ncw Bloclc, up sUirn. ReM- 

denceorner of Wrlcli ind CleTeluud Streets, Wlnnebu- 

iJoCity, M">"- Day c ilU »ttenUed from the office. 

' Nul.i /alls from hU re«ldeaee. 

ulBce days— d*! ard» >». T»9a 

* £D at the shop of 

! On Blu^ Earth ATenue. SatlsfacUon guaranteed. 


Arrival and B«f artsr* of Mail*. 

s p. 

8 A. 

B A. 
8 P. 

brio IT Sbaubu'.s, 

Mankalo, M'.nnesoU. 


Whiotale and Retail. 

Maokato. Minnesota. 


Attorney and Coun»elor at Ltw in Winncba- 
ij.. City, Minn., will atieiKl to iirofeesional 
bu.*ia<?«ti ihrousbout the State. 


■A One d'>or south of ttarutw office, 
^■jji Mankato, Minnwota. 

• Dealer lit Crockery a<:d Glaoware. front S ., 
Maakaio, Mlon. Slli-tX 



Mankato. Minnesota. 

A> fee 


*^ • Tlsloas, Crockery, tila^s and Wooden W are. 
^'jl Mankato, .Minnesota. 


The cnmainaious brick dwelling of 0. P. Chubb. 
In Pairinoiit, has been op-ned t.. the traTeling putUc, 
audaniple acc-ominO(l.->tii>.n are now offered t* all who 
may wiih in avail themselves of lu ho>i.ital «!"■ __ 

snit o. p. cavBB. 


^■" Citv, Minnesota. 

E. O. i. A. P. COLLINS, Propiietors. 
. EseoKent accoiuisotlatiooi, a^d cbarges inid- 

Stages leave fbis Ilonse for all pnia's. 237 

aaaiTi— DitLT. 


Blue Karth City, 



Blue Earth City, 

ARaiTB— TK1-WB«SLT, laiH-WBaaLT, WKREir. 

Waseca— Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, • T P. 

Albert Lea-Monday , Wednesday, Friday. ^ P. 

Tenii^tssen— Monday. Friday, - - T P. 

J uckson— Tuesday, .' 11 A. 


Waseca— Mob day, Wednesday, Friday, - 7 A.M. 
Albert Lea— Tn .day. Thursday, Saturday, 7 A. M. 
Tenhassen— Tuesday, Saturday 6 A.M. 

JackaoD— Friday, . 1 P. M. 

To Insure mailing matter, itkhould be la th« office 
half an hour before departure time. 





By Suiili(;lit aiiU GaaligtU 

This vur/ iLtere^ting book, whiob it illaa- 
trated iritb over uiie hundred and tifty 0ua 
eosraTinga, basjuit made iU aypeartinee, and 
Is sold only by subscription. Mr,J. ]i. Bailey 
has the agency for this County, and in now en- 
gaged io oanvassitig. We believe be will 
me<9t with splendid success, as the subjeet of 
the work is a popular one, and the author 
does it ample justice. The price of the beok 
is $3,60 and $1,C0 fur the oluth and library 

Chnrch Directory. 

Methodist.— Services every Sabbath morning. In 

the Kaptlst ChurLh. at 10:80 o'clock. Sabbath eve- | 

ninKS a^ ".'M o'clock. i 

Re/. J. 0. OOWAN. Pastor. j 

CoJioaEOATiosALfST—Servi'^es every SabNathroorn- | 
Ini? in Moulion'a Hall, all'J:80 o'clock. Sabbath eve- i 
Qings at 7:30 o'clock. i 

Bev. J. D. TODD, Pastoi. 

M«. Editor —I was called Thursday even- 
ing of last week, to see an infant daughter of 
A. J. Barr, of this township. The little one 
bad bean suffering for several days with indi- 
gestion,— inflaraation ol the stomach iiuperven- 
ed, causing convulsions, resulting in death at 
hall-past nine, Friday morning. I was in at- 
tendance on the child the last twelve hours of 
its existence. The river being high, toads had 
and the progress of the disease so rapid, it was 
impossible to secure a physician earlier. The 
deceased was the youngest of sis chillren. and 

irrATBMENT ov 


Showing the tndebtedfness of the County March 
S6th, 1849, aud the expenditures of the year 
ending Maroh JSth, 1870, and on what ao- 
eottut paid, together with the amount reoeiv- 
e<l into the County Treasury trutu the Coun- 
ty Tax, and from all other sourees. Also the 
anount uf outstanding indebtedness at the 
present dale and the assets to liquidnta the 

JUNE 17, 1809. 

Grand Juror's bills, June Term 

Petit do 

Talisman do 

Witness fees do 

H J Neal, services da 

P Seeley do 

A Dunn, associate counsel 

I S Mead, meals fui^jury 

f P Harlow, servicei< as sheriff 

D T Goodwin, deputy sheriff 

John Franklin, use of ball 

Williams A Stevens, room for jury 

$235 20 
318 40 
14 00 
20 18 
91 16 
33 60 
25 00 
6 50 
94 00 
30 00 
28 00 
10 OU 

L' Bates 
F Trowbi'ilge 
J N Arnold 
S CobBof 
J Cloggett 
H Sellen 
S T Barnes 
J Q Adawe 
F U Drak* 
A Latimer 
L Wilks 
^ McCelley 
J U Siiiou 
P C Spiaina 
W r Strong 

do B Creek 30 do S 00 

do Preseott 12 do 1 2a 

do Boihe. 24 iio 2 40 

do Verona 20 do 2 00 

do Lura il6 do 8 OO 

do Emerald 15 do 1 

do Minn rke4U do 4 

do Wells 50 do 5 

do Foster 5» do 6 

do Win City 20 do 2 

do Dunbar 60 do S 

do Uu hrie 28 do 2 

do Seely A K 36 do 

do Wirlnut L 70 do 

do P 't Orove 10 do 


P C Seely, State vs Deinhart 

1 J A Kincaid, 

thPidoI of the family, and was jusl the age • M Johnson, 

do Collison 
do Bryant 
do Jno Doe A F.ich'd 

New Goods at Moulton'^. 


*^ :jialiUug coooected. 
397yi Mankato, Minnesota 

and BlacktmitLiQK, 
297.1 .Mankato, .Minnesota. 

■ Ury Public. 
ti'jl Mankato, Minn. 


^ ers of Cigars aud Tobacco. 
MTyl Mankvlo, Minn. 

^ dealer lu Dry Goods. 
MTyl Mankato, Minn. 


*' in^ Agent and Notary Public. 
t90if Mankato, .Minn. 


G.K. Monltoti. Winnob:^oCity, Minn.. 

For The American r.utton-HoIe. Over-Seeminjf knd 
Sewinit Machine. The ftrit and only 
.MakioKand Sew<n< Machine combined, 'n the world. 
U ilces more work than any other machine ever in- 
vented. ^C3*^ 


Attorney d- Counselor at Laic, 

Notary Public and Conveyancer. 
Particular attention paia to tho Col- 

lection of Deltt nii.i Payment f 7aJ-e$. 
Winnebago City, Minn., Aug. 30, 1868. 

Thirty-one persons have lately united with 
the M. E. Church in this place. 

Restori Shawls at MouHon's. 

According to the Lanesboro Herald, the re- 
cent village election in that plaoo was a gener- 
al swindle. 

. ♦ • 

Striped and Pla'id ItepeVenta at Moulton's 

■ ♦ »■ 

Oppression after eating, head ache, nervous 
debility, are the tffects of indigestion. One, or 
two at ino.'t, of Parton'i Purgative PxlU will 
give immediate relief. 

• ♦ ■ 

The "Princess Alioc" Hoop Skirt at Moul 


^ W. V. B. .Moore, Proprietor. 

front St.. Mankato, Minn. 

TO Mum. Kuriiiiu^e ati.l CarjietiniJ, Oil Cl'jihs 
and Curtain*, Table Cloths and Mirrors, ^Mndow 
Shades and Mattresses. Picture Frames and .Mats, 
Cord and Tassels. Agents for the Unrivalled Wash- 
er, turn 

• Jeweler. Dealer in Watches, Cl.«;ks, Jewelry 
and Silver-Ware. 

'ifi'iit Mankato, Minn. 

Repairing neatly executed and warranted. 

prletor. Having refurnished throuKhuut the 
above well known house, the iToprietor a»ks a con- 
Slnuauce of Public patronai;e. Oood stable "ccom- 
modations are connected wuh the house. Cliargts 
moderate. 'jastf 

• has received his complete of Araeric;tn 
•nd Imported Watches, CI. icksand Jewelry. Repair 
Ing warraiiied as re;-reseLtcd. Front Mreet. oppo- 
•I*..- the CUf\un House. Mankato Minu, 


Dealers la 



Farticuiar attention paid tf> .Musio Orders. 


Keeps constantly on hund a complete assortment of 

And hundreds of dollar'j worth of worsteds, being the 
hrst full line stock of Zephyr Worsted ever brought 
into Wiuiiebaijo C ty. 

New anil Faihionabie Goods received by express 
every vreek. i^tore on Maiu St., neurly opponile the 
CoUins House. ai4-tf 


C. S. KIMBALL, Propkietob. 

Stages leave thi? Hotel Mon'lays and Thurs- 
iliiys for llie nearest Kiiiiioxd station, and 
Tuesdujsand tjuturilays f'.r the Weit. 

h good Livery is co.ine-eted with the Hotel, 
and there are ample accomuioJalions for team- 
ster.'. 2l2tf 

• geo„. Will attend lo calls promptly, in Winne- 
bago ti:yand surrounding ciuntry. Dr. N. hashiid 
twenty year's experie .cc ir. Incil. general, and hos- 
pital I'raotic.'. (ii.uUtely lial cha-g-: of a llygieulc In- 
aSitute for tlie treat. aect of dironio diseases. He h 
theiefore prepared to treat Catarrh, Uronchitis, 
Scrofula, Rheumatism, Prolapsus Uteri, N.uralida, 
Sion lleS"Uche, Liver (.'omplaint, Uiphtheria, Cold 
Il.inds and 1 e-t, Ntvous Debility. Ca.vctHS, FKVta 
SoBEs, and all Blood and .«Kin Diseases, wit.*! a suc- 
cess far in idvance of the or-linary physician who has 
rrever a specliilily of this class ol diseases. 

All ccnniuincaticn^ confidential. Con»ulta'ion 
free OtT.c- at Dr. Farley's Diug Store. Keaideiice 
ihird hou-c south of Kimball's Hotel. OtCce days, 
Friday, of each weok. Cl'G 

In pla>-eof (ilo:«sick A Smith, w« now 
hare Smith & Gibson, who will continue 
business at the old stand. Success to tho 
new tirm. 

Nkw Goods.— Mohair Plaids, Japanese Cloth 
and Fancy Skirts at .MoulSon's. 

. m • 

The CoDgregatioualist Swciety hero have 
decided to occupy Moulton's Hall for thepros- 
ent. and services will be held there Sabbath ', 
mornings and ere lings, and every Thursday 

JuhnMon'e A nodi, ne Liniment m^j be admin- 
istered to children with p-jrfect success, in cases 
of croup, whoopin g-eough, influenza, and al- 
most any of the di seases to which thoy are lia- 

(eighteen months) when most iutereiiting and 
lovely. I hope and trust the good Master will 
be with and comfort the aflSicted family. The 
mother could scarcely be rceon. iled that the 
aagel of death should take her darling, al- 
though she had often been iinprestecl that she 
was too fuir a floiver to bud and blossom on 
earth. The father was prostrate with grief. 
The brothers and sisten were frantij,-- death 
had entered and broke the family :ircle, so 
suddenly, sj urespected, and its vistim was 
the fairoft, t!)o loveliest, the most innocent of 
air. Miy the sad afSiution be overri.led by % 
kind Providence for the spiritual grc wth and 
moral elevution of the remaining members of [ 
the tainily, and we believe this will be the case I 
as they are a christian family, and their only i 
consociation in this deep nflSicticn, is the dccia- i 
ration of the Saviour, "Suffer little children j 
to come unto me and forbid them not for of j 
such is the Kingdom of Heaveo." Ihey have ] 
the evidence that the lo$t one lives in tho sum- ^ 
mer band and will grow to angelhojd under 
the guidance of the "Qrest Father" cfall, and | 
will Hand ready to welcome over 1.ho loved 
ones when they too shall pass the r.vor — aad \ 
the broken circle here (in thefullnest of time) . 
will be made whole on the heavenly shore 
where the grave will havo lost its victory, and ; 
deuth its sting. The funeral sermon was ! 
preached by the Rev. J. D. Todd, s.l Wood- 
land Mills, Sunday, the 17th tnst. at 2 o'clock 
p. M. D. NOT-SMAN. 

Lautzenhiser k 

Jbo Doe k Rich'd 

D 11 Garrison do 
do do 

D 11 Garrison do 

Taylor vs Johnson — totivl costs 
R B Johnson, levying on wagoo of A 

E Taylor tor special school tax 
G D McArthur, posting notices 
J B Mount, State vs Jnt Doe k Rich'd 

Pair<ek Kelly, Staters Lawrenee 
G Busing, arresting Lawrence 
J E Muunt, State r> Crossman 
Wit fees do 

D T Goodwin, serriees as deputy 

D T Goodwin, serving subptxna 
R Field, services Johnson vs I aylor 
H J Neal, acknowledging tax deeds 

and filing papers 
Press Printing Company, printing 
A Bartlett services grand juror, 1887 
W Dentimore, making election returns 

and 48 miles travel 
W W White, 3 months salary 

do postage 
E A Hotohkiss, printing k advertising 
Carr Huntington, printing financial 

A F De La Vergne, Probate Blanks 
F Lent, for 8t. Peul Press 
ii U Smith, Land Othce Abstracts 
F F Harlow, Sheriff fees. State y% 

F r Uarlew, taking F Mead to jail 
do Sheriff's fees, Stata ri 

J H Sprout, services as Cennty At- 
torney from April 1st to July 1st 

S J Abbott, serv^ees as Snpt of Schools 

for May and June 

do Postage and express 

2 00 
6 00 

13 76 

6 00 
e bO 

3 10 

60 96 
20 56 

1 90 

3 OU 


1 76 
13 35 

2 70 
9 30 

1 20 

10 UO 

12 70 
39 20 

2 86 

4 80 
160 00 

1 80 
295 70 

50 00 
6 40 

2 26 
30 00 

12 00 

18 00 

3 20 

75 00 

8 60 
3 00 
1 00 

8 op 

462 94 

75 00 
6 85 

75 75 
11 08 

5 70 
78 76 

75 00 

6 45 

102 to 

5 00 

120 16 

.^ckiMil Fund 
Redcuipiion Fu:;d 



102 25 
81 86 

4 CO 

17 CO 
6 00 


At the Townsh p election in Prescott, 'here 
were elected; Supervisors, Frseman Trow- 
bridge, Chairman ; F. W. Cox, and Mitche' 
N. Parizo; Clerk, D. II. McDowell; Assessor, 
J. C. Woo'lruST; Justice, J. Beard; Consta 
bles, W. A. Woo&rifT and A. J. Lane. 

The law for distraiahrg cattle svas carried 
by 11 majority. 

A few reasons vchy A'lens Chemical Sokuler k Tharst^n, sundries for 

Washino Compound is the best arti- \ ^^'J^^'^ i®"' • .• n. v. 

' 'Z . " , r Tir 1 • Will'ams 4 Stevens, printing blanks 

cal ever tnvnted, for Washiny pur 


wholesale and retail dealers in 


Leather. Findings. Shoemakers' Touls, etc. i 

From Street, [ 

Opposite the Post Office, Mankato. Minn. | 


Mtnufs'-turer and Dealer in 


of evtrv variety. 
Gilt Mouldings kept on Hand 



Are prepared to store 


On reasonable terms. 

Apply atlltggin's store building, Front street 
Mankato. They also keep the cele- 




"PoMPEV. — Ha ! Scipio dust drink ? 
Scir-IO. — I duiit." Jiirhard IIT. 

Rcstanrniit anil Saloon. 

Opposite the COLLINS HOUSE, Winnebago City. 

V*'iut't», Litjuois aud Cii'ai'f*. 

Curacoa, Old, and Kabar.a. 

Fresh Oysters served in every stjfle, and 
f'^r *ale i>y the fun or kt-g- 

Gentlemen, I ke^p ijood Liquors. 

Winnebago City, Feb. 23. 1870. 330kf 

DRU€}^ ! 

Go to Moulton's for Scotoh Plaid Ginghams, 
IMaid Poplins and French Lawns. 

. ♦ ■ 

Niw MtLi.iacRr Goeni. — Miss Ackley has 
rocbived her spring stock of millinery goods, 
and is bow ready to supply all <^u«tomers with 
fashionablo .trticles, at low figures. Gold is 
dowp, and these goods having been purohased 
since the fall, sho is enabled to offer them at 
prie«s whic'i compare favorably with those 
good old p'.'ices which ruled before the war. 
A Urge assortment of Sea 9ide Hate, for La- 
diui, and Misses and children is now on hand, 
and new styles of goods are weekly received 
by express. 


McMaMli & Beebei 

Dealers In 



Dimensions. Siding, Flooring, Lath, 
and Shingles. 


We make a Specialty of SASH, DOORS and MOrLD- 
IN03 also WOODEN EaVEGUTTERS st 1. w fig 
ares. " Offl.;e ua Van Brunt's Addition, South end 
ei Frout Street. 

Mankato, Mmn. 


Bluo Eartlt City. 


342tf Blue Earth City. Minn. 

splendid style br Roticrt Liiile. llrA donr soath of 

Mea-t's Howl, Blae Earth City. Refe-ences, 

tewla. Walnut Lake, and P. C. See>ey, Blue Earth 
CUy 3nyl 

/^05STAN8 aOUSK. 


H. P. C0NSTAN3. PROPniaroa. 

This popular Hotel is entirely new. and furn- 
ished in excellent style. 
J!^r Bxeelleat accommodations for teams. 


Has constantly onhaad Clocks. Watches, Jew- 
airy, Silver-ware. Gold Pens, Musical Instm- 
nents. Ae. Repairing done with dispatoJ 
Md warranted. 238tf I 

T . . I 

Agent and Conyeyancer. 

rd.B«« Paid fur Son-rttidenU^ j 


ani '< 

AlttTBACra FrasrsHED. I 

> .aBsri). C:tt. MJbs. SOr».-» . 


Mankato^ Minn. 




PAINTS, ifec 

^ock alwaj's full, and enstotn- 
ers can ai all times be furnislit^d 
with any thing in the Drug 

Front Stieet, 2d door above Record o(B.>e. 


Some years since a poor but talented gen- 
tleman of the medical profession eonceived the 
idea (hat if he rould produce a medicine of 
nnivarsal application and extraordinary mtrit 
and make It known he could not only enrich 
himself and escape the drudgery of a Physi- 
cian's life, but also benefit the sick in a great- 
er measure than by his private practice. He 
therefore eo .suited with the best Physicians he 
could find, and the rcstilt was the production 
of the Judson's Moantain I erb Pills, a fa- 
mous and most successful medicine. He be- 
gan in a very small way to make the Moun- 
tain Herb Pil's, known by advertising then 
and sueh was the vaiwe of bis Pills that in a 
few years he had not only amassed a fortune, 
but had that rare satisfaction for a rich man. 
of having relieved the si«k, aad benefited his 
fellow men .n everr part of »!<• c -jsiry, as 
thousands of greatful testimoni^us can {.rove. 
The Judson'.* Mv<untain Herk Pills have cored 
Dyspepsia, Liver Complaiat, Feaiale Irregu- 
larities, and all bitlious disorders. This little 
sketch servet both to adorn a tale and point a 
moral. Dr. Judsun's Piils were SMriroriotu 
and the doctor himself knew the va'^ie of prin- 
ter's i:>k. J"W hv a'! De^Urs. iWw? 

We regret that our report of the last school , 
moetiag is crowded out, ai<d also that there is | 
no room for late news items, this week. There ! 
hits b«un a half glorious, semi-inglorious ex- 
citetncnt for weeks, over "Church and State,' '. 
which for a time promised a rich hajvost of ; 
thorns, but the cop was destroyed by blight, j 
and we trust notliine is left for seed. ! 

The conclusion of the whole matter is, that I 
the S'jfaool house will not be used for religious 
tucetings, and that Mr. J. II. Welch, as Director i 
of the School District, succeeds E. II. Hutch- | 
ins, Esq.. who voluntarily and peremptorily re- 
signed, i 


1st. Becauso it saves more than one half tho { 
labor of washing. 2d. Dcoauso tho wear and j 
tear of clothing which is saved will pay many 
tiinei the cost of the Compound. 3d llecauso , 
the whole '.ost of the Compound is actually less 
than oue-ijuarter that of soap. 4th. The fuel j 
which is saved will, in the course of \ year, be ; 
a nice little -:um in your pocket. 5th. 'fhe sav- 
ing which is made all round will, in the course , 
of a year, amount to from five to thirty dollars. I 
i5th. This Compound makes the clothes beauti- i 
fully white and oiear. 7th. Ity the u-e of this ! 
Compound, hlnc M'liiday in even plea."ant, , 
and any onrs can do enormous washugs with; 
very little I.ibor, if they have the necessary i 
tul/s in whi<;h to soak tho clothe*. 8th Tho ; 
whole cost of enough of tho Compound to last 
aa ordiuary family a year will not exceed sav- ! 
enty-five ccut'. 'Jth. It can be ina.lo by any i 
one in a short time, in large or small quanti- : 
ties, loth Fine goods, linens, l.tces, cambrics, ' 
Ac , which have been thrown aside on account I 
of stains, may be restored to theii original , 
whitcnci^s, ami all manner of nice gocds, which ; 
have become too old and wjrn to stand further ' 
rubbing, may be washed by this pro-jess with- i 
out further wear. 11th. It is considered morel 
valuable by the housewife taan tho best wash- j 
iug machine ever invtuted, and it tears no \ 
clothes, rubs off no button", and is free from ' 
every thing that will in the least iijuro the! 
clothes; it aUo brit;hteos and fixes (he colors. , 
12th. It is an invaluable article for removing ; 
paint, grease, and .-ta ns of all kin<l*, from both , 
clothes and wood-work. 1.1th. It is sn invalu- ; 
able article fjr the toilet, and should always be 
used for the cure of chapped hands, rough skin, i 
pimples, ica. Also, it is of groat value for ro- , 
moving dandruff from the head, lcs.ving the [ 
scalp clean and healthy, and is recommended ] 
tor removinz tan and freckles. 14th. There is 





13 75 









50 00 















2 40 

R B Johnson, express ubarges on ses- 
sion laws 

do Assessment rolls 

do 8 days service tax sale 

do 6 months rent cnuny office 

MouUen k Deudon, stationery for Co. 

J Claggett, Co Cum June Session 

J A Latimer, do 

A R More do 

W J Ro'tinsoa do 

H J Neal, counting funds and 2 days 
serviue as Co Com 

W J Robinson, I days serviee in ease 
of bastardy and 14 mites travel 

N McOolUy, bringing eU ction returns 
from Guthrie — .'2 miles 


Mrs. .McKinney for keeping Jno Bai- 
ley 5 days 
T S Fellows, for visits and medicine, 

Mrs Crossman, 
Anderson k B>-ns, goods furnished 

poor per order of Latimer 
Moulton k Deudon, do order of 

Cole k Bros, flour for Mrs Horak 

do goods for Mrs Eddy 
Whallen, Case k Co, goods for same 
Mr Jinson, flour fur poor per order of 

A R More 
U C Lewis, goods fnraisbed Gatberino 

L Claude, keeping Cynthia Eddy 
J Prior, wood for Mr* Orlner 
J F Winsbip, goods furnished poor 
E Raymond, keeping Anuie NeUon's 

child from Marcn !<4th to June 26th, 

ie<^9. at $3 per week 
E R.iymnod, error in previous bill 
C S Kimball, hoarding Judge De La 
























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42 00 

KixniTEM Apprkciatkd. — The sickness and 
death ijfC. H. Man in this place last winter, 
has been the means of numerous letters of 
thankfttlneofs for the good attention'^ and care 
bestowed up'>)n hi'n, a stranger among us. But 
no one contains sc much of the heart, as one 
received by D. N. Ware, of this place, and 
writtea by Albon Man, of New York City, 
brother of C. II. Man. He says : 

"Will you also do me this favor : to express 
to the many people of Winnebago who were so 
wondreeas kind to my poor brother and his fam- 
ily, in kis and their sore distress, our apprecia- ' 
tion of their sympathy, humanity, and benero- { 
Iccce, There must be something in your west- , 
era air to stimulate virtue, when a whole com- | 
munity thus evince the noblest feeling of hu- 
man nature." ' 

Such kind words foi acts of duty, teach ns a : 
nearer and better brotherhood. How sweet it ; 
is to feel that we have done well, and that well ' 
doing has been appreciated. Mr. Man had ! 
been here but very little, but that little showed j 
so much goodness and kindness that every one | 
felt like giving him the helping hand, and ' 
making soft his dying bed. 

MiifNEsoTA Laki, April 11th, 1870. 
£d. Frzx Hovkstbao. 

Bear Sir : — Of the sixty-tKO who attended 
ths several fablie examinations of teachers, 
forty-nine passed and have been duly licensed 
to teach. Of the above ouaiber, two received 
First Grade, 27 Second Grade, and 20, Third 
Grade Certificate*. Six othier certificates have 
been issued upon private examination. 

Despite of the hard times the several school 
districts throughout the county, generally have 
made very liberal provision fbr schools far the 
ensuing year, as appears from reports on file 
in my office. I am sorry to notice that so few 
are requesting the "Minnesota Teacher" sent 
to their respective districts, as this reliable 
monthly should he in the hands of every teach- 
er in the county. 

Owing to the impassable eonditioa of the 
roads in the eastern part of the county at tho 
time of the last public examination of teachers, 
I shall hold public examination of teachers at 
the Claggett school houst in the town of Lora, 
OB Saturday, .\pril 30th, aad at the school 
lioi]'« at Walnut Lake, on Monday, May 3d. 
I hope all of those isteading to t«ach, who 
have not already attended, will be preseat at 
one of these examinations. 

Toars truly, 
«'<»iii»f.»- ^»p«r5T»' »!»'!•«? of .*i»*!««''s 

Free With Each Family Rij^bt. 

With each family right wiil he given free a 

recipe for making Allen's British Enamel for 

shirt bosoms, and all other articles on which it 

is dc5ira'r>Ic to have a fine glossy f.nith, and a 
reripe for making Allen's Liquid Blueing, 
which is superior to that bought at the stores 
and ran be made very much cheaper. It gives 
a delicate tint, so much desired for many arti- 
cles of wearing apparel and has only to be used 
to be appreciated. Thus for oius dollar you 
will be fnrni:<hed with the right to ciake and 
use the Compound. Enamel and Bluoing, the 
least valuable of which is worth more than is 
charged for all. By the use of the British En- 
amel the most ordinary ironcr is enabled to com- 
pete with the most skillful, giving the linen the 
appearance it had when it came from the store — 
new and beautiful. Goods done up with it 
keep clean much longer, thereby savng time 
and labor in washing. It is the most eeonom- 
ical article that can be used, costing only about 
one cent to do the washing of a larg<) frmily. { J A Latimer, I day sarreying souoiy 

SEs.SlON, 18S9. 

J H Sprout, serriees as County Attor- 
ney, 3 months, ending Oct 1, IS69 
W W White, services as Auditor three 

Scbuler k Thurston, sundries for Oo 

3 J Abbott, services as School Snpt 
for July, August and September 
do Ex charges on school laws 
do express char's nn eirculars 
do stage ob^rges on same 
do portage stamps and paper 
Leiaud k Bishou, stove and drum 
W W While, postage and freight 
A Burlingaaie, Justice fees State r$ 

D F Goodrieh, ex witnesass and tak- 
ing testimony in ■amecase 
A Ackerman constable's fees in same 
L J Thomas, in court 1 day in same 
C C Cheesebrongb, wit fats in ;aaa 
A J Pusho do 

M Russe'l, do 

D F Goodrich, justice fees Stato rs 

Q Little, eon fees, State vt Jno Do* 

aad Rich'd Ro* 
F Lent, recording 

£ Boweo, Sheriff Bine Earth County, 
board of Fred Mead 17 week! 
and 1 day 
do washing for same 
do taking prisoner to Pt. P*t«r 
aad necessary axpensei 
F Lent, blank books 
J S Mount, drawing jury aad trarel 

Jane term oourt 
Dutcher, as* of building at Jun* 

f M Pieree. arresting John Smith aad 

attending court 
T Doyle, wit Stat* vs Lswrmte* 
G A Weir, surveying road. Ae 
A Bon well, tea days making abAraets 
J A La.imer, 3 d'ys Co Com, 28 m tr'i 
J Claggett do 36 do 

W J Robinsoa do 32 d* 

A R Mora do 10 do 

H J Neal do 

nothing like it for cleaning wood-work, and it ^ ACCOUNTS AUDITED AT^^SEPTEMBEU 

gives a beautiful polish to silver-pla.ted ware, 

brass, i;. It is an article the need of which 

has long been felt, and an article th&t will be 

used by an appreciative public. Thci-o.arema- : 

ny other reasons why the Compound, will be 

iuvariably used which I am obliged to leave ' 

out for want of space; but the above are, I | 

think, sufiicicnt to conviuce tho most ikcptical. i 

Tiiis is an artical on which no cxpKnsi: or labor 

has been spared to render it perfect in every 

respect. "Tiiis household necessity, this great , 

labor-saver, is of as much value to the house- | 

wife as the plow is to the farmer, and >ts cost is \ 

so much less than common soaps, aiid it is so ! 

much before them in every respect, that they ; 

must be thrown aside and this take their plitee. | 

Figuratively speaking, I might saf tbe entire ; 

labor of wa.'hmg is done away with ; it loos- ' 

ens the hold of the dirt without injuring the; 

fabric, and working as if by magic, renovates 

the articles, and brightens the colors, making ' 

them look nearly as good a^, ncw. It is just ; 

the article that the public foci an ur|,'cnt need 

of, and will be gratefully received as soon as 

known. The color of the Compound is white, 

and it is devoid of anything that is of.'eosivo. 

P C Seeley, fees in case of bt:ite vs 

W W White, bal duo fof services as 

County Auditor one year 
J H Sprout, services as Co Attorney 

for 3 months ending Jan 1,1870 
W W Liudiley, sawing wjod for Co 
J A Kiestcr, arrarging and filing rec- 
ords in Probate Court 
Same, paid for Probate books, 4o 
D T Goodwin, posting 3 notices of 
town meeting in Veils and 54 oitrav 
Williams 4 Stevens, print'g blanks Ac 
S J Abbott, ?> mos salary as School 
do postage and express charges 
F W Cady, 64 day8W«-rk in Auditor's 

Office at $3 per day 
W Dus'in, sundries for connty officers 
H J Neal. fees as clerk of the couit 
Ell Hutcbiof, justice fees State vs 
Putnam, 2 SO ; same vs John Smith 
1.60; same v< Woodruff 40 cents; 
(ame vs Jno Doe 40 cents 4 70 

D T Goodwin, justice fees caso of 
Squires vs C-dlison 2 5C'; Kaffi's D-n- 
nett vs Woodruff 1.20; same VHit 
vs Woodruff 4.00; same Foster vs 
Brels'ord 1.40 9 10 

J E .Mount canvttSiiing votes and trar 3 40 
F F Harlow, fees case of Stutu vs Jno 

St Paul Press 17 quires tax duplicates 
H J Neal, 2 days settling with Co Trea 
.V \V White postage and sundries 
C J Farley, blank books and sundries 
D F Goodrich, 2 days in Aud's office 
do canvasiiug elt-ction rBt's 
do fe«« State vs Glover 1.65: 
same State vs .Moi^ner 1.10 ; sum* 
i^tate vs Wm Trumbull 86 ocnts 
J Claggett 2 days as Co Com & ZQ m 
I W J Robinson do 32 

A R More do 10 

H J Neal do 


John Hart, boarding John Bailey 15 

weeks at two dollars per week 
J B Beaumont, wood for M ll»rak 
ft Andrews hoarding £ Alpin 1,75 

p<!r week 
J F Winsbip goods for Elijah Alpin 
Cole A Bro goods furnished Mrs llorsk 
A Litik board and washing for T 

Wm Dusiin < 00 lbs flour for Mrs ITo- 
rnk, 2.75 ; goods for S Larson, 15.- 
00; for J Bailey, 9.a0; for S Lar- 
son 15.00 
S Larson bal due on b'd T Johnson 

SION, MARCH 24th 1870. 

Anderson Brooil k matches for Co Of 
G D Winch ex A Thayer insane man 
D T Goodwin taking same to In Asl'm 
26.00; boarding same "ind self '0.65; 
paid for sid 9.00; charge of Thayer 
6 days SIO 
J A Kiester, paid for desk Probate Of 
do paid for Probate BIank-< 

R W Richards 3 tnos sal'y school Supt 
do 1 aid for postage stamps 

J R Sisson. sur road to Wells, $8 Cold 
notes and plat of fame $2; survey 
rep't pkt road from Blue Earth City 
to Mankato, $4 M 

G W Jtthnson fees State vs Ara'Jn-ison 9 
Trcmain Bros, ink for county oflBi-os 1 
D F Goodrich, ink for county offices 1 

do ai:knowledgment 4 luX deeds 1 
I R B Johnson rent Co office one year 2C0 00 
j J H Sprout 3 mos salary Co Ait'y 76 CO 

] F VV Cady 24 days nork in Aud Of 72 00 

[ V\ illiams 4 Stevens, printing end od 26 10 
E A Moichkiss, printing k advtrt'ng 43 65 
I F Lent. hUnk mortgage record book 26 UU 
j \V Dustin sundries tor county office 1 66 

> U L Leiand. pipe, wash disb k poker II 50 
I J A Kiestcr,8er in ease of A Tbnyer 4 00 

J Beaumont ten cords wood for county 40 00 
Kingilry A Neal rep'ng chairs for Co I 60 
F Lent, ez charge- 1.70; recorJing 
bond 3,60; ain't paid fjr office lamp 
2 75 8 05 

W W White to rpply on salary aa And 200 CO 
Press Pr Co, deed and mort records 60 'Oo ] 
W W White, abs'racU of fiaal proof 5 OO j 

Schuler A Thurcton sta'ry a sundries 35 75 ] 
JCIsggett SdysCu Com and 42 m tt'l 13 20 
A 11 More. do 10 do 10 (Ml | 

W J Robinson do 32 do 12 20 , 

J A Latimer do 28 do 11 80 | 

n J Neil do 9 CO ! 

W J Robinson 2 days viewing rnal j 

Rice Lake to Wells A 20 m 8 00 ' 

J Claggett. same and 36 miles tr.ivfrt 9 60 | 

H J Neal same nnd <^0 miles travel 12 00 

Culo k Bro 1 gal kerosene for county 70 ' 


War lund 

T'lwn fund 

K.iad fund 58 89 

War fund 42 26 

Ro^iJ fund 12 48 


War fiind 156 21. 

Town fund 14 85 

Road fund 11 47 


Road fund 47 60 
Town fund 6 '-7 


War tund 17 82 
Town fund 118 16 
Road fund 11 u9 


State Apportionment 

Fines received since Oct settlement 

25 percent of liquor licenses 

Two mill county school tax colI*ct*d 

W«r fubd 

Town ftiBd 
Road fund 
Toww fund 
Ruwd fund 
Bridge fund 
It ar fund 
Town fund 
Road fund 

Town fund 
Road lund 


Town fund 


19 0» 


4 81 

Si 02 

28 IT 

24 M 

18 SI 

38 6« 

1293 90 
4U 00 
68 84 

611 48 

12014 22 
Sh^winir the amouat of money belonging fo fb* 
several schoid dixfiei tun Is i i t'le bands of 
itif Cou.ity 

Treasurer February 28, 1870. 

District No. 

5 80 

9 60 

9 20 
7 1)0 

6 00 

30 00 
5 00 

8 73 

15 (iO 

8 75 

10 00 


■ < 



90 79 








63 3-; 


















1 5 81 


96 32 


70 7: 




6G 2» 



28 129.".| 



















28 47 


1(1 9P 




31 55 


40 3fi 


C9 31 




■ I 

48 30 65 

49 13.42 
60 45.74 

51 73.'. i 

52 69.47 

53 26.88 

54 73.28 
65 25 01 
67 73 69 

58 26.71 

59 45.75 

60 64.50 

61 2.1 79 

62 34.76 

63 43.26 
C4 20.52 
65 32.1^9 

67 56 35 

68 36 2C 

69 12 59 
TO 80:49 

74 33.82 

75 18.15 

76 62 Oi 

77 t6 45 
73 23.1* 

79 30 89 

80 69.10 
«i 17 69 

82 *4.07 

83 36 94 

85 29 78 

86 9.15 
9it 11 10 
91 23.02 



41 05 

3U 00 


The co-partnership hentolote exi-ting be- 
tween Miehiiel Clossick and John Smith, un- 
der the tirm name of Clossick and Smith, if 
thib day diisjlved by mutual consent. 

WinnehagoCity, Mina. iipril 20th, 1870. 


ExPEiiiENTiA DoccT. — Yes surely experi- 
ence teaches those who use I>r. Morse's Indiatt 
Root Pills that it is better to tnke a mediniii4' 
upon the firt't syniptums of disease, that will 
75 CO j surely restore health, iSmn to wait until the 
8 00 j oouiplaint hits become cLrciiip, Use these piila 
in ail CdSct of Bil'i«>Uf Indigestion. Heart- 
aobe, Livei Ciir.plaiiit. Female Irregularities, 
Ac. (icttho Ouiiita Alsianac from your store- 
keeper. It cnmtains muoti u^eiul informatiou 
for the invalid aud oohviilti'rcnt. It yon are 
i ailing, use Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills, and 
; you will find them of great v ilue. Sold bjT 
I all DeaKrs. 333** 

65 66 

30 (.0 

6 00 





■ Miriiigaii Soulhern fiailway 



^^^All thd principiil Kiiiiways of tho Jforlh- 
west and Southwest CuiiUCCt at Chicago' 
with the 


Ra<iniDg Tbroug^h Between 

Cleveland^ Buffalo^ Jiochester^ 

JC^-NE W Y B.K^3 


75 00 

126 00 

7 80 

75 00 


. 36 


3 80 

36 40 

9 24 

6 70 

Scbuler k T. medicines for Mrs Itorak 56 

Wballon. Case A Co pd Sam Larson 16 00 
J Carpenter board A washing ICr W 

Dailey 76 

Q Andrews b'd of E A pley 13 weeks 22 

It C Lewis goods for Mrs Cro sman 3 
U P Co.istans, stage far* for Theo 

Johnson 2 

Cole Bro 200 lbs flour for Mis Horak 4 

J Kabte laeat fur'od Mrs Horak 3 tuo 6 

1 Larson wasiiing and b'd X Johnson 11 
Mrs Link b'd A nursing T Johrson 

2 days S 00 
J L Hart, hoarding J Bailey 12 wocks 

$24 making 2 shirts for same $1 25 CO 

J Beaumont 5 ods wood for .Mrs Horak 20 00 




76 , 
00 ! 

Parson^t-r Trhins on this Line are equipped 
weth ail modern iInprovelu»nt^ tor the comlor^ 
aud Surety uf pacSougir.'i, ttxvU as 

millcr'B Patcrt C ctiplcr and Platform | 
Baker <!(c Smith s Pa cat Car Heat- 
er; Ci-caincr's Patcat Safety 
Brakes, aad Carroll'M 

These eombinud with elaborate and elegant- 
ly furnished and fitted 


Make this tb3 most popular ond desirabla 
roiite between the West and Eait, 





Total expenditure for the year 
Indebtedness uf tb* year 1869 





68 OC 
9 00 

6 00 
46 40 












Am't col'd at June settlcroTt 
Peoalty, oosts of advertising 

Treasnres's fees on abors am't 

^ m't eol'ed at Oct settlement 
Tax coll'don the liquor licenses: 
75 perct, of C Deinhart's 6 mos. 
«• R McGiniiis' 6 " 
" Billings A Mead 12 
" A Wis).man bi 

" G E Nelson 12 
" A E Wickbam 12 
" A Hesse 12 

Penalty, cvsts and interest, 

S6..M9 £5 
|3,96.i Ort 
423 91 


Treasurer's f*«s on abor* am't 

Warranted not to injure the clothes, but will 
make them last much longer, because they do 
not have to go through the wearing-out pro- 
cess of washing and starching so often. It 
gives the linen such a smooth, gloss} surfsMse 
that the dust and dirt will not so easily adhere 
to it so that it will keep clean much longer. — 
Even woaW it keep clean no longer, the beau- 
tiful gloss finish which is imparted is sufficient 
inducement to bring it into general use ; hat 
considering all its virtues it is certainly a great 
blessing to mankind. People often wonder 
why they can get ne one to do up their shirts 
and and other lineaas nice as it wa;i when it 
came from the store. They wonder why the 
bosoms of tb<'ir shirts do not hare that beauti- 
ful ivory gt«sf appearance that they ciid when 
new. It is because they did not havo the se- 
cret- tkey did not use Allen's British Enamel. 
No one will be without this article after giving 
it a triaL 

Mr. R. T. Morgan has the agency for Allen *s 

Washing CoBap»«nd, in this connty, and is now 


12 60 
12 20 

10 eo 

9 00 
4 2C 

road and twelve miles trarel 

Uri II Ul, 100 lbs flour for po r 2 50 

J Kabte. meat for Mrs H^rak 8 ^3 

O Hart, boardiag J Bailey 25 weeks 

at 12 per week 50 00 

SION, SEPT. 16 1869. 

D H Garriioa, Mrriees, Sut* rs Gle- 

Tax eoll'd at Feb settlement. 

Tax eoll'd on liquor licenses : 

75 per et of Randall's 11 mos 

Wm Foster 12 " 

" H McGinnis 12 " 

6 Rich«rds-n year 1869 
O LuiKge 3 mos 
R McGihcis I mo 
Wm Foster " 
Penalty andeoita 

$;,392 90 
lii? 4S 
$4,236 42 
$234 43 

15 00 

16 00 
30 00 
13 70 
3C OU 
30 00 
SO 00 
57 91 

$466 13 
13 22 
$442 91 
$1S21 07 


Cun be procured at all prinuipil Ticket Offices 
in the NiirihvTi-itt and Souihwcst. and at the 
Compi^niti's Offices, No. 56 Clark sttreet, 

CUA^" F. H \TrH, F. E. MORSK. 

Gen'l ?u?'t. Gen'lWest'n Pa3» Aft, 
Cl«v>-lHnd, () Chlcafe. 

fjrel Fire! Firel Fire! Fire! 







51 57 

56 25 

56 25 

30 00 

7 50 

2 50 

2 60 

63 90 

J S M*aat, f*** Bute ts Laattenbisir 
A Fagaa 

F M Piare*, fe** d* 

O Weir d* 

Jarors fk*« in ia«* 6a«*— A Sorter, R 
Wait*, W C Gr**o. W Clark, L 
Harmon, J Pfaffsr, 50 cents eavh 
D H Garnsen, con fees in same eas* 
J A Latimer, I dy Co Com A 28 m trar 
JCIactMl do 86 d* 

WJ Robiason *> 52 do 

A R Mer* d* 10 d* 

3 80 





















Treasar*r's fees on above am't 

Net am't collected at June settle- 
ment , 1S69 

Net am't colleeteti at Get settl*- 
m*nt. 1S69 

N*t am't eolleeted at Febraary 
nttlemeat, IS70 

$2091 54 
96 03 
$1936 46 

$4236 42 

Pnicr $45. 
seUs Chcro>cal 

I .v ^ If harges. |fi. 
i> H \ lion In 8 see'ds, 

442 91 
1995 46 

Total «xf«oditnr**for tb* 7*ar 
Iad*btod«cts of 1869 

6674 79 
15692 74 
827 11 

I H J H*al d* 


Alargagrist mill at Walouba wm eatir* . RT SEtfSION, 1870. j 

eoBsumad by ftr* oa the ?•? b 'i'- I if*; If?,- , w Eiafl*iy,*lM! r*t's Barb«r 28 m trir 3 80 | 
«"*. Ijicr-^ fcrf<.r»*. F- Rwi«i..i <" Dm re It dj 14"' 


Bjr one 'uru of 

the Crank. 
Puts out burn^ 
infr kerosene* 
varnlnh, tur* 
peiitice, ben* 
sole, Ac, Ac* 

EASILY CAKKIED ; weighs 75 pounds fill- 
ed ; thr'>wsa stream chargi^d with powerful 
chemicals 60 feet ; .SAVES ITS COST in ro- 
ducid rates of Insurance. The pub'io ara 
hereby uantiooed against p'irchasiog Fire Ex- 
tinguishers having our device for instantane- 
{ ons action, from any and all parties not duly 
! authorixed by u* to act as Agents, on pain *f 
I immediate prosecution for infringement. 
' Manufactured and t< Id by tha 



Gko. 8. Bowev, Prcs. Xneox Kaira, V. Pri*. 
Address all cominnnieations to 

J. c. Davison, f^wretarr, 

Agents wantad. 92 Washington St.. Chiesgo. 
Send for eirenlar, containing eadursemrr.t 
ef Chicago Fire Mar>baU and many nthers cf 
tbe highest character. SSSibO. 


T«e Basi* or Civil Sootarv.— Easays t r Tonnit 

Showing tb* amonat of money in tb* hands of i Men. on the fcopor and l-ppiaessof Marr«c*. an-l 

*k. r^...!. T....«^. I..I. X^... t« tk. ... U.e evlia aad dangers of Ce!ll»acy.— with s^rifaiy hatQ 

the County Treasurer belon«^ng to tha s*v- ^^ theatti4n«en7of man's .rue pirttlos I . life &« 

•ral funds ^c *!:e*?'.b dsy "jf Febricry, J8.0. , j;^^_ ia,e*l«d«r»«lor««. Aidre**. E*. "^ASD aJ 

$6519 65 

3 00 I Leaving a hal ia tb* Co Treasury oi $164 94 
(There also remains on tbe duplicate of 1S69 
an unpaid ennnty Ux of $5982 73.) 

Chairmaa Cwnaty Aadiiur. 



P'>fr Fuc« 






IKr«m the ToU-do Wade.] 

Tn:-: i5A<K Kcxni of tub " iiaki- lv 


Mamt xrr Ekin S'u>ow, I 
«TH Ward, ^o«» Yokk, April -i, 1!<T0. ) 
The proclamafKin uv the Presiilent an- 
noumiu the nititioation uv the Fifteenth 
Amtnilmrr.t perdooseU a profound sensa- 
shin in this Ward. 

It wuz t(>i<l t«i onr people by a reporter 
uv a daily pnp«r at 11 o'clock this moruin 
and it i,"»t prutty well around amongst us 
bv 3 this afternoon, wlch wuz toUablj 
r;T>id, cvmsiderin that intelligence lu this 
"Ward he/, to be conveyed orally. In the 
afternoon it was resolved that a meetin 
be held in the eveuin to consult ez to wat 
^ojksh'.n the Dimocri.«y shood lake in the 
im^tter. wich wuz akkordinly so done. I 
hc'il the back room lit up, the barrels 
moved into a safe place under the strong- 
est kind uv locks, ami the bar closed and 
dnip* d in mouruin in token uv the hoo- 
niiliaahen wich I felt he4.i fallen onto the 
people in consekcnce uv this outrage. I 
hung crape onto the door; I put crape 
around the portraits uv Jaxon, Chief Jus- 
tis i'hase. Dookannon and Fernamly 
■\V<X)d,and likewise around tlie bottles 
and over the retl headed barrel, wich 
uave the establishment a highly funereal 
and mournful K>ok wich wuz entirely 

In the evenin the Dimocracy assembled 
and a more enrage d gatherin I never saw 
They wuzn't jisl clearez to wat the Presi 
dtnl hed done; indeed the most uv em 
wuz labrin under the impreshin that the 
enfranchisement uv thf; nigger wuz the 
work uv tlu' Dciuocratie Li-gislacher at 
Albany, and ther wu/ iudicashecs uv a 
determinashen to go thro some of the 
housts uv the Dimocnitic members in this 
city, but I stopt em. by tcUia em the 
stratc uv it. , . , 

I asoomed the chair, of course, and hcd 
in addL-hen, to do the dooties uv Sekre 
tary, bein the only one then in the meetin 
who cood write. 

Teddy McGinnis remarked that he felt 
a hoomiliashen wich wuz actooally be 
yond expreshen. The dirty nagur wuz 
now his ekal. The only ditlcrence be- 
tween em hed bin removed by this inta- 
raus law. Does any one spose that he d 
iver consinl to vote all day beside nig 
21 rs? Nlver! He called upon the Dim 
•>( racy to jine him in a croosade agin em. 
" Follow me," sed Teddy, "and in Noo 
Yorriek, at lea«t, we won't be bothered 
with nagur surfrage, be gorra.'' 

Fut McLaughlin held similar views. 
S»M>ner than vote beside naguri he'd re- 
limjuish the biznis uv votin altogether, 
and go to saw in woo^l. Kepcclin is a 
g )od enutV bizni-s and the small conthract 
wich he hed ez a reward therefore wuz 
bcttlur, but he coodent stand nagurs, nor 
WfK.dent. His voice wuz lor killm uv 

em. , , 

The others made similar speeches, when 

Sandy McGuire offered a re9ok)Oshen 
that the otlerin uv a vote by a nagur be 
considered ez a declarashen uv war agm 
the Democracy nv Noo Yerk, and that 
tluv then be immegitly exierminattd 
bandy wuz for no half way measures, lie 
remembered the glorious Jooly days in 
IbO}. when the Democracy uv Noo York 
asstrtid Itself. lie had assisted in de-:- 
troyinthe nagur orphan asylum; with 
this gocxl rite hand he hed beat out the 
brains uv two nagurs, to say nothin uv 
Ihgwiuiin and children wich he didn't 
consider worth countin. He longed to 
get at em agin. 

The meetin all so yoonanimu^ in feejini wrote the fulkrin resoloo- 
kheus : 

Rf»Mrfil. That the Dimocrisy nv Noj York con- 
Btdtrin uiiU iKKevin l&e Eij:!.'er to be a bea^t, n 
burlii-k on hooiuHniiy and u-ciipablc nv di-clinr«r- 
in liny uv t tie dooties uv citizen-liip, do liereliy 
pr(>n;?.t a:,'iii \,\* boia give the ballot on a ekality 
wiih white men. 

litKiilue'l, That the Dimocri-y nv Noo Tork 
rirher than submit to this desreda^hen pledjces It 
t self to the extcruiisaaheu uv the accuseid race 

The reaolooshens wuz adoptid withoiit 
a di<>stntin voice, and the t nthoosiastic 
McGuire, brandishin his shillala, rushed 
out and attackt a couple uv niggers wich 
wuz pa-sin, andknockin emd'>wn,stami) 
ed onto em vigrouslv with his bo<its, ex 
clainiin the while " \Vanl to vote do yezl" 

The meetin wuz about to break up, 
when Tun ( )'Grady, a man uv Fernandy 
Wood's, come rushin in. He hed heard 
uv the meetin, and come immejitly to see 
about it. 1 told him in a breath wat hed 
bin ilone. "Thunder 1" he remarkt to nic 
ill a whif-per, " t his won't do. Yoo cggre 
jis old ass, the niggers h'jv votes, and will 
vole now in ^pite uv us. We must git em, 
for >\ithout iin, with all the rebels disfran- 
chisid, what kin wcdo in the Southern 
btites? ('nil the meetin to order agin." 

I didn't like the tone of hi? alloosion to 
me, hut I called the meetin to order onct 

O'GnuIy remarked to em that there he<i 
bin a misiinderstandin. He felt ashoorrd 
that the Dimocrisy ov Noo York, alluz the 
friends uv the rppnssed and downtrod- 
den, wood now generously extend a help- 
iii hand to our colored brethren jist ele- 
vated to lull citizenship. The I)im(KTisy 
htd not assisted in their clevashuu, but 
they hed no feelin agin our brethren uv 
color. When our coU.retl brelkren came 
to analyze the matter, they Yvood love the 
l)imoori.-<y the more for not doin uv it 
He wood move the substitoo.-hcn uv the 
foilerin resolooshen for the one Yvich hed 
bin unadvisedly passed : 

AV^c/z-'ti^Tliit the l>einocri»y nv >'oo York hail 
with .1 feeltn uv plea.-urL! wich we hov no words to 
»'.\pre'i«. the elevafbt-n uv our colori-d fellow-citi- 
y..-bs to full ciiiaenj«hlp, ami that we pltds;*' our- 
M-lve"<to p<'r:ect em in the eujoyment uv ther 
newly fouud tiles. 

The meeting didn't wan't to pass it. 
The feelin agin em wuz too deep sot to be 
rooted out in a minit, but O'Grady wuz 
tletermined. O wat a minit wuz that ! 
SVuz the niggers to be killed by us, or 
wu/ they to' be taken to our buzzums. 
Ther fate hung tremblin in the balance? 
Finally it wuz put to vote and the nig- 
gers wuz sife. By one majority the reso- 
i«x«'i»'n wuz passed 

At that minit a groan wuz heard out- 
" What is that?" asked O'Grady. 
"Some nagurs I jist noYV batel" re- 
marks. McGuire. 

'• Beat in nigg-'rs !" Sed O'Grady "Good 
Lord bring em in." 

And he rushed out and brought in the 
two unfortunates. They were badly 
banged up about the face, and breast, and 
stumick, and legs, but O'Grady wuz ekal 
to the emergency. He washed their 
wounds and revived em with whiskey 
and iK^und up their sores and finally sot 
cm on ther feet. 

" McGuire!" sed he when he hed the 
•work finished. *' McGuire embrace em." 

McGuire bud his shillala in his hand. 
Never did I see a m«n so torn with con- 
ler.din emoshcns. Nateral instinks im- 
I)elkd him to drop that shillala on their 
beds iz u^ual, but politikle consider- 
ation.s restrained him. Twict under 
O'Grady's eye he lowered it, until at last 
he dropt it and fell sobbin with emoshen 
onto ther buzzums. 

I took the crape off the door, bottles and 
picters and immejitly illoominated in 
honor uv the event, and the next mornin 
I put up a placard at my door, " No dis 
tinkc-hen at this baron account uv color. 
Ekal rites!" 

The war*! omnuittee is takin prompt 
and vigerous ackshen tn stcoor this vole, 
fhey hev .idoptid the same means they 
V4H>.se to contri>l ther otiier v« t •. 
They bcv already started ten s'hwns, run 
by colored men, to wich they give all the 
pr»>tits, and are arrangiu f»*r ten more. 
There will be a nigger or two put onto 

the police t<i wunst. The force will be 
increased enuf! to make room for these 
new ones, ez we darsent discharge any uv 
the Irish. I'm goin for em also. Those 
wich I kin git to drink my likker yvIU vote 
my tikktt. I will fetch em sure. 

Petkoleum V. Nasby. 
(wich wuz F. M.) 

A Free Nation. 

ToB oOlh of March, will forever be 
memorable in the history of the Ameriaiu 
republic and the CJiuse of freedom.^ For 
on that day in this glorious year 1S70 the 
consummation of our freedom, so tar as 
making all men politically equal before 
the law is concerned, was brought about. 
The proclamation of Hamilton Fish, Sec- 
retary (»f State, announcins the ratifica- 
tion "by the requisite number of States of 
the Fifteenth Amendment to the Consli 
tution, is the concluding scene, the happy, 
glorious denouement of a grand political 
epoch, by which was evolved one of the 
most important victories for liberty till 
now recorded in the hibtory of the human 
race. . , . 

The President, in a special message to 
Congress on this subject, says "the adop- 
tion of the Fit^centh Amendment to the 
Constitution completed the greatest civil 
change, and constitutes the most impor- 
tant event that has o<-curred since the na- 
tion fame into life." These are strong 
words, memorable for the truth they an- 
nounce. Not the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence itself, not the adoption of the 
origUial Constitution, rot the emancipa- 
tion of our four millions slaves, was so 
important as the ratification of the i-ii- 
teenth Amendment, liy the first, a new 
nationality was led out of the wilderness 
to view, but not to enjoy, the promised 
land ; by the sectmd, that nationality was 
organized into a power commanding the 
world's respect, but in the most important 
particulars of human right outraging the 
laws of justice and of Heaven ; by the 
third, an act of national benificence was 
done, without which the republic might 
have gone down in ruins, suffering the 
penalty of national crimes; but by .the 
ralitication of the Fifteenth Amendment 
every .man in the country, guiltless of 
crime, is placed upon his feet, and, not 
only in theory, but by the acknowledg- 
ment of law, made to stand upon a per- 
fect political equality Yvith every other 
man. The last vestige of the legalized 
caste is wiped out of our nationality, and 
the American llepublic, from the 30th 
day of March, 1»7U, is in law and fact a 
;:cnuiue democracy. "We are hencetorth 
a free nation. 

No one should fail to observe, in con- 
sidering the imjK>rlance of this great con- 
summation, that the constitutional pro- 
vision, now part of the fundamental law 
of the land, is of negative form. Such has 
been the form of every great charter of 
freedom wrested from tyranny and wrong. 
The law itself has been the great oppressor 
of the human race, and when oppression 
has been removed, it has been by the ab- 
rogation of unjust law. So this great 
uidctment does not affirmatively say that 
men shall have such and such rights. It 
forbids government to take from men such 
and such rights, among which, in this in- 
stances is the right of most practical value 
to every constituent member of the State. 
Government is forbidden to practice 
political iniquity. The result— equality. 
The immediate effects of this extension 
of the sphere and power of freedom will 
not be great. Old customs, old preju- 
dices, old education in ill, will stand in 
the way. A nation is not regenerated in 
a day. But the effect of old customs, and 
prejudices, and education, will gnidually 
pass away, and the lime will come when 
the free peoples of the earth will, with 
one accord, acknowledge that the day of 
their deliverance from bondage was 
greatly accelerated by the freedom of the 
American llepublic, as fully consummated 
by the ratification of the Fifteenth 
Amendment. — Chicago Pout, March '6\. 

Negroes at the Pollii. 

On Monday, the newly-made citizens of 
.Vfrican birth, exercised, for the first time, 
their right to vote. They voted in all the 
city elections jn Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, 
Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The god 
of dav. after shining upon this exhibition 
of " negro c(iuality,'' went down as usual, 
and neither earthquakes nor tomadots 
followed. We have heard of nobrnly be- 
ing "degraded" by the voting of negroes, 
nor does the telegraph tell us of any mar 
riage engagements between whites and 
blacks as a consequence of negroes visit- 
ing the polls. The Democracy do not ap- 
pear to have absented themselves from 
the ballot-box because of the necessary 
a^srciation with the negro : on the con- 
trary, in many places tluy were as-siduous 
in their attentions to them, and in one or 
two places divided the African vote with 
the Republicans. 

The colored voters seem to have made 
an intelligent and discriminating use of 
their newly acquired privilege. They 
were neither boisterous nor extravagant ; 
thev made no ostentatious exhibition of 
their power, but voted (juietly, conscien- 
tiously, and with judgment, just as if they 
had been vot»-rs all their lives. To their 
cerdit be it said, thejr voted independent- 
ly. They voted Jis citizens, and not as a 
(lass or a race. They voted, each man 
for himself, and not under the direction 
or management of any guardian. It mat- 
ters not how they voted, Whether for one 
party or the other, so they voted their own 
opinions, both of men and mea-sures. As 
a natural remembrance of the long and 
bitter past, the great majority of them 
voted the Republican ticket, but there 
were some exceptions. These men are 
now citizens, and reost •f them are 
dependent upon their dai'y earning.^. 
Ha\ing common interests with their fel- 
low-citizens of all parties, they will natu- 
rally be guided by the best lights they can 
obtain, and will vote like other people for 
those measures which they deem best cal- 
culated to advance their oYvn interests. 
The grand «vent has taken place, in antici- 
pation of which our Democratic friends 
have shed so many unavailing tears, and 
uttered so many direful predictions. The 
negro has actually voted at the same polls 
with the white man, and there has been 
no convulsitm of nature, no riot at the 
polls, no war, no pestilence, and no famine. 
— Chicago Iril'une, April C. 

The Books Posted. 

The present Administration came into 
power under embarrasRnents and ditfl- 
culties hitherto unknown in this country. 
An enormous debt, widespread financial 
ct)niplications, peace to be kept, and State 
iTovernments to be restoretl, over one half 
"the continent, were chief among these en- 
tanglements. The debt has already been 
largely diminished, and, with proper legis- 
lati«m, the entire amount will be funded 
on highly favorable terms. The revenue 
has been c«illected. Retrenchment has 
been introduced into all departments. The 
public peace has been kept, and the State 
governments, with a single exception, are 
already restored to their proper relations 
in the Union. It has been an era of com- 
mon sense, as compared with a previous 
era of wild extravagance and speculation, 
and mad projects, all over the country, to 
deplete still further the National Treasury. 
The people are satisfied that President 
Grant has tried to do what was right, and 
they will be bt^tter satisfied if Congress 
wdl pas-s the necessary mea.*ure.'< to (ur- 
ther additional reforms. — Chiotgo lUpuUi- 
(itn, AjtU 2. 


A 8 A 1 ) A i K — M i^ for- 1 une. 
Economy is the easy chair of old age. 
The SiiAUEs ov Night— Window-crur 

An UNDOcnTBi) Woodbn-ueau— An 

A DiTEi. should never be fought over 
two seconds. 

What ailment may we look for on an 
oakr Acorn. 

Can a cast from a marble be described 
as a stone's throw v 

WnEN may a man properly lead others? 
When he's got a head. 

The procuring of a divorce is called 
court-ing after mariiage. 

Tuere is no truer snying than that 
" Sweet are the uses of advertisements ! 

Dividends are paid in cash in the 
Washington Life Insurance Company »f 
New York. 

To Keep out of Debt— Acquire the 
reimtati<m of a mscal, and no one will 
trust y<ni. 

TitE man most likely to leave his mark 
upon the times— One who cannot write 
his own name. 

Pkovioe lor your old age with a policy 
in the Washington Life Insurance Com- 
pany of New York. 

The man who ate his dinner with the 
fork of a river has been trying to spin a 
mountain top. 

" How does your new horse answer ?" 
" I really don't know, for I have never 
asked him a question." 

The very climax of superfluous benev- 
olence has been declared to he that of 
holding an umbrella over a duck in the 

The New York Sun learns of a lean 
man's association out in Jersey, to which 
craYvling through a key-hole is the first 
initiatory step. 

The Cleveland Herald thinks the mar- 
riage service should be changed to read : 
Who dares take this woman? and the 
groom shall answer, I dare. 

The entire as.'iets of a IJo.ston bankrupt 
were nine children. The creditors di<l 
the handsome thing and let him keep 
every one of them. 

A MAT.iciors libel is going the rounds 
that vegetation is so scarce at Cape Cod 
that two muUen stalks and a Yvhortlebcrry 
bush are called a grove. 

Nevada claims to have brook trout 
over tour feet long. In some placjs the 
streams are so narrow that these trout 
have to come ashore to turn around. — 
Detroit Tribune. 

Tueke is this difference between those 
two temporal blessings, health and 
money : Money is the most envied, but the 
least enjoy etl ; health is the moit en- 
joyed, butthe least envied. 

A rouKKSPONUENT wrote to a news- 
paper in behalf of "an irged, indigent 
mother," and was enraged in the morning 
that his appeal was made to real in be- 
half of "a one-eyed indignant Yvoman." 
"The man who raisiid a cabbage head 
has done more good than all the meta- 
physics in the world," said a slump 
orator at a meeting. "Then," replied 
a wag, " your mother ought to have the 

ONE of the New York railroad ring 
says that although his father YN'ould not 
tell a lie for a shilling, he would not hesi- 
tate to tell eight for a dollar. That is the 
ditlerencc belYveeu wholesale and retail 

The Evansville Journal says that a 
young lady of that city was licensed to 
rnarry two" gentlemen, and atlds that she 
made only one happy. Which that one 
was is not stated, but probably it was the 
one she did not marry. 

A PREMIUM is offered for the most in- 
genious device whereby a newspaper can 
be lent tx) a neighborhood of not less than 
twenty families, without being worn out 
before its return to the owner. 

" Boy, what is your father doing to- 
day ?" " Well, I s'posc he's failin'. I 
heard him tell mother yesterday to go 
Tvmnd to the shops and get trusted all she 
could, and do it right off too, for he'd got 
everything ready to fail, 'ceptin that." 

" How much water do you put in your 
milk?" askc'l a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 
man of a boy who delivers milk on one 
of the milk routes. " We don't put any 
water iu it," replied the boy. " What do 
you put in it, then ?" " ice !" said the 
candid youth. 

Masteu Charlie, aged four years, was 
not pleased on being reproved by his 
mother for .sotue mischievous prank, and 
showed his displeasure in his face, when 
his mother remarked : " Why, Chi*rlie, I 
am astoiii-ihed to see you making faces at 
your mother!" "Why, I calculated to 
laugh, but, mamma, my face slipped." 

Here (says the New York Tiaie-'^) is an 

opportunity for the assertion of woman's 

A National Bee keepers' Conven- 

USEFUL AND fcil]««E8TlYE. 

rights . 

tiou is called to be held at Indianapolis on I ^ brass or porcelain kettle 
the 10th and 11th of August, and certainly ' putting 'some in a cup of 

G.viN gotten with an ill name is a real 

Never let a day pass without an effort 
to make some one happier. 

Show may be easily purchased, but 
happiness is a home-made article. 

Recli sENESs has its uses. Men, like 
trees, must stand far apart to grow large. 

Never be above your calling, or be 
afraid to appear dressed in accordance 
with the business you are performing. 

No man is more nobl^ born than 
another unless he is born with better abili- 
ties and a more amiable d .sposition. 

An eminent agriculiuriMt says, " I hatl 
rather leave to posterity 1 ,000 trees than 
|1,000— living groves than decaying man- 

The direction in which plants twine is 
not a direct result of the position of the 
sun in regard to them ; tfie French bean 
turns from right to left ; i he hop from left 
to right, and the common bryony either 

Razor Paste.— Take putty powder 1 
oz., oxalic acid I4 oz., anil honey enough 
to mix with IheseTso as to make a stiff 
paste. Apply to the strop, and wrnp the 
remainder in tin foil. 

Mendino Broken China.— Diamond 
cement for glass and china is made in the 
following manner: Take isingla&s 1 oz., 
distilled water % ozs., ilcohol 1}^ ozs., 
warm in a water bath till dissolved, and 
strain the solution. Add to the clear so- 
lution, while hot, milky omulsion of gum 
ammoniac |^oz., alcoholic solution of gum 
mastic 5 drachms ; this j assesses great ad- 
hesive qualities.— Scuv/ZiTic American. 

For worms in calves' windpipes, a dis- 
ease most prevalent in dry summers, and 
often occasioning great mortality, Y. H. 
Hubbard, Rochester, Yi., communicates 
the following remedy : Asaltt'lida, three 
ounces ; vinegar, one cuart. Give each 
calf a teaspoonful in each nostril every 
third morning, taking care to hold the 
head well up to prevent waste. 

A YVRiTER in an exchange states that 
he cured a cow that was badly atfiicted 
with the scours, by the tbllowing remedy : 
One quart of wheat flour tied tight in a 
cloth, put into a kettle of boiling water, 
and boiled three hours. After it Yvas 
taken out and cooled, it was pounded fine, 
and given her to eat dry. By twice feed- 
ing her with this sht was cured, and 
never troubled with it again. It is siid 
to have been equally effectual in cases of 
dysentery with persons 

Inobowino Toe Nail.— This painful 
abnormal condition ot the toe-nail may 
be cured by allowing the nail to continue 
to grow Yvithout paring,' it. The boot or 
shoe will depress the niil at the end as it 
grows longer, which Yvill gradually ele- 
vate it at the point, where it presses upon 
and iutx) the soft tissue* of the toe; thus 
removing the irrilaticn, the sore soon 
heals. This is far preferable to the rash 
and painful operation of tearing oft* the 
toe-nail Yvith forceps — Exchange. 

In reply to an inquiry the Amtrican 
AgricuUuriftt says: iotatoes, cabbages, 
beets, rhubarb, and raJishes will not mix 
if planted near each other unless you 
raise seed. Corn shows the mixture the 
first SL'ason. Pumpkir s, melons and cu- 
cumbers do not mix ■'vith one another; 
the different varieties r>f each crop mix 
readily, but the mixtr re does not gene- 
rally show itself in the fruit until the 
next generation. Varieties of beans and 
peas mix more or less, probably by the 
agency of insects. 

A CONTRIBUTOR to thc Maine Farmer 
gives the following experience in reliev- 
ing choked cattle : A year ago last fall, 
while driving a drove of cattle to Brigh- 
ton, a heifer got choked with an apple, 
and was so far gone that she could hardly 
stand. I got a pint of soft eoap at a house 
near bv, which was rather thick, and I 
added a little water, and poured it down 
her throat. In five minutes she was well. 
I had never known this to fail of remov- 
ing the obstruction ei.her up or down ia 
a short time. 

Early and Lati: Planting.— Peas 
may be sown very early, even if the soil 
is quite cold, as considerable frost or cool 
nights will not injure them. Beans will 
rot if the;fioil is cold and wet— therefore 
wail until it in warm Wheat, oats and 
barley will do well if sown ear'y, but 
keep the corn out of cold, wet soil, or it 
Yvill either rot or grow feeble. Onions, 
beets, solsify and par? nips .should be sown 
early ; carrots later; melons and cucum- 
bers still later. Plant all kinds of hardy 
trees and shrubs just as early as the soil 
is buitable, and thc curth will become set- 
tled about thc roots by the time warm 
weather commences. A little haste in 
spring will usually prove of great advan- 
tage, before the close of the sea-son, but 
be sure that it is properly applied.— Z/cariA 
and Home. 

Molasses Candy.- One quart of mo- 
lasses or sirup, two pounds of cofl'ee 
sugar, or one ponn 1 of brown and the 
same of crushed. B lil over a slow fire in 

Try it by 
cold water; 

Every Saturday, No. 15, for April 9, 
contaiiw tlio first installment of Mr. Dickens' now 
Btory : " The Myntery i>f Kdwin Drood." Thle Ik 

ptibllPhad from advance sheet.', by ppecUl arrange- 
ment with Mr. Dickens, and appears BimnltMieous- 
ly with ilH publication in England. It is accom- 
panied by the mnslrations drawn for the English 
edition by Mr. Fildea, under the ■upanriBion of 
Mr. Dickens htini<eir. Those who desire to read 
this great story in its earliest and only aathorlzed 
form in America, can find it In .fvery tiitiirdav. 
Thi(» numlwr of Bvenj Saf.urday is rendered addi- 
tionally attractive by an excellent new portrait of 
Mr. Dickens, and views of his residence at Gad's 
Hill Place. A supplement is issued with the nnm- 
bor, entitled " Mr. Pickwick's Ileception," drawn 
expresjsly for this number l)y Mr. B. Ejtinge, Jr. 
It reprepcnts the numerous perBonagoa of Mr. 
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Micawber and the twins, l''agin, thc Artful Dodger, 
the Fat Boy Uying to grow fatter, Little Nell and 
her Grandfather, Dombey, Bob Cratcbit wltli Tiny 
Tim, and indeed almost the entire roll of charac- 
ters that throng Mr. Dickens' unequalled stories. 
Fields, Osgood & Co., Publishers, Boston. 

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[From the Lafayette (Ind.) Daily Courier.] 
In all A'^es and countries the hair of woman 
has been ri-gardtd a.s her chief oruameut. 
The various methods adopted lor its probt-rva- 
tion and the iironmlion of its irrowth, have 
wholly or partially failed. But Chevalier's 
Life for the Hair has beeu found to be a reli 
able beuutilier and inviirorator of thc hair. 
Those who have tried it— and their name is 
Icdon— bear testimony' to its caieacy in beau- 
tifying and im^artinsr a healthy trrowtli to 
the hair, eiich as no other preparation is ca- 
pable ofdoinff. . 

It has been analyzed and found to contain 
notliina: but ve^'etablc matter, indeed, some 
of which we u»e dailv on our tables, aud by 
the medical faculty, as well as by every one 
who ever used it, is ])roiiounced the liiiest 
preparation ever used ' u the toilette for 
beaiitit'yiut? the hair. 

When thc hair from variouB causes turns 
jfiay, and comes out, indicating di-sease, this 
worulerful preparation restores it to its orig- 
inal color and softens thc scalp, gives n^w hie 
to the roots, and by constant application, 
•veil in the ajred, it will work admirably. 

We reeommeud it with pleasure, lro:n our 
own experience, and from testimonials Iroiu 
thc highest authorities in this country, which 
we have now before us. 

The Life for tlie Hair is made under t!ic im- 
mediate supervision of Sarah A. ChcTalier, 
M. D., » practiciug physician of New York, 
and well known to tlie mediealfaculty of that 
city, and eminent all over the world. Drug- 
gists vend It from Maine to California. 

A treaties on the hair by the paine eminent 
physician can be bad free by mail or gratis at 
any drug store, on application 

Bradbury's Cantata 

Frishtral Uevelopments ! II 

At I-ist tun people have Rot t<.« tact "Lhroush their 
l,»ir." that -..air <ly. s impre«uated wlUi ac>iUt« ot 
lea I sn<l oUie- metalHc salts are 

inaRDSBoas preparations. 

When they see tue mc alllc ..i VUv '»'»o-no' 
the bottles, tht-y know that the dlsg.isU njj stutt is lit«r- 
X^'u^ie.llilli Poison. They a.W. th.-relore, for 

Harmless Vegetable Dye, 
and Und It, pure and euicaolous, In 

Cristadoro's Excelsiar Hair Dye. 

offered under tie sancUou of Professor Chlllou s t;u»r- 
witee that it contains "nothlne <l'^'«<«'"'o"*;'' 

CRISTADORO'S HAIlt P«'^^««V;T''* " ' 
Dressing, acts Ukc a charm on the hair after Dyeing. 

Try it. 

— OF- 



Will be irtven at'B Opei-a Ilonso, CHKJAGO, 

April 11, Vi, 14 nnd 14, for the beneilt 

ol thc 

Nevfiboys' and Bootblacks' Come. 


19th Year 

SUOAor""! I0«reenli«ii»o«! 

'fiCillUes. APPLES 

Admission, with rescrs'cd seat, gl .00. 

rarlles rrpidlnR ont of tlie city can secnre scats In 
a<Ivauci' Itv Keiidini; prh e to ■•. U. Hi^ACKAI^L, Mrtim- 
Ccr. No T'OustoinllonRnnnfte. and enclosing siamp 
for rcwui n postage on tickei ordered. 


At LOWEST PUICES. Send for Price List. 

H. E. FOWLKli, orange, N . J 

Send lor it. 

A Meritoriotts Article.— Wc are tired 
of this idea of "puffing" humbuij medi- 
cines that are constantly thrown into drug 
stores, and are merely an imposition upon 
.community. But, when an article comes 
into the market that is really worthy of 
comment, we arc happy to make public 
ttcknowledu;ment, trusting that some 
benefit may arise thcrefroni. Dr. li. \. 
IMerce, of Jiuffalo, N. Y., is the proprietor 
ot Dr. B.ioe's Catarrh Remedy, and we 
take ?/JOT«wr« in calling attention to it be- 
cause we kriow it to be a good article, and a 
sure cure for that loathsome di.scase, Ca- 
Uirrh. It is sold by most druggists, or may 
be obtained lor. Sijty Cents through the 
mail by addres.«!ing the proprietor as 
above. — Cleveland Herald. 


k> Evaporatirs and Horse Powers enibodyln!? all the 
recent Improvem.-nts. and tiikli;!,' '!;« '"ft'l "' *^;irX 
Hn<' in markot. Manufactured by GEO. L. hQ'.IhK 
&imo., Rntliilo. N.V. Eithtr Sugar or Sorghum 
Manuals for ls;o sent free. 

l>OOK A«E:«T« \yA'STED.-"I.a'lieo of tlie 
lyVhTu //..' ,-. No opposi tlon. St,ei ensxavln?.. 
TJapid BHles. For clrcul«rn, adilr. ss L . b. 1 I Ul.ibu- 
INO CO., N. v., Clnclnn nUaiidCliicago. 


ST.-i to «'iOO pir month. We want t" em 
ploy a ;;o- (I f^-ni In ev. ry County in Uie U. b. 
onconindsi-lonor aiaryt .introduceour HmW 
li.iuiiniai l'<iU>it While IC.r aUA'-* /-«"".; will 
1a*t H hundred years. If you w:.nt_ proi. table 




AMEKICAM SAW CO., ^^ ^oik. 
No. 1 Ferry St., cor. Gold. New YotK. 

an<i pi. nsrtnt em'ployment. a Uiress B. C. Pl'SII 

(SCO., Mai tS Miuiam 
or 1« I>MlO<)rn St., ChiniffO. 


TirrnK ts no eTcn?e of so many deaths by con- 
sumption, if those amicte.l wi'h luns diseases will 
only u-e Ai.i-ens Li nu Pai.sau in season. It will 
fdon cure the diseai'e and prevent so great a sacri- 
fice of life. For sale by ail dniifU'ists. 

In numbers there Is safety. It was upon this 
principle that the formula of Judson's Mol'ntjin 
liKiiB Pills was orcpared. Dr. Judson. in- 
tendii'C to spend a fortune in advertising his pills, 
submilled hi* recipe to the revision ot the Ino^t 
luleUig. nt and learu«d physicians of the age. and 
th" ret-nlt is a simple but most cfflrarious medicine 
—the Juwon's Mou.NTAni Brnn Piixs. They 
purify the blood, removn all ob»tj uclioun, clean»<e 
thc ^kin of all pimpl«B and blotches, andarc per- 
fectly snrc and sale in their operation. The Jud- 
son's Mountain Ueub Pill.-* euro Biliouenefr', 
Female lrre;;nlaritie!>. Headache and mHny of the 
dii^cHPeB arii*inK from Impure blood and a deranged 
d!L'<:Miou. Ui»e the Jii)min"» Mountain Hkiib 
Piu-M, atid when yon hiive i)roved their virtue 
recommend thcuiioyour friends. They are both 
BUgar-coated and plain. For sale everywhere. 

Dnrao's Catarrh Snuff 

l?tren^heni» Weak Eye^— Improves the Bearing, 
Relieve-* Hcfidacl.e. I'rornoici* EspecloriHiun, 
Cures Catarrh in itx worct forms, and -wcelens the 
P.reath. It contains no Tobacco, is mild, and pro- 
mote!" a pleHMont t^euhationand beneficial results to 
all who appreciate "ACrear Head." Sold every- 
where by Drugpiuts. 

KiuDER & WETnKnFi-L. Apcnfo. 
l'>4 Williani St., New York. 

A Journal of Transportation. 

Railroad Questions discueBcd by Practical Rail- 
road Men. 

Illustrated Description* of luventions. 

R.iilroad Enffinetring and Mechanics. 

Record of the Progress of Railroads. 

Railroad Reports and Statistics. 

General Railroad News. 

Railroad Kleclions and App<nntment8. 

Twenty-four large quarto pai:e«, published every 
Saturday on and after April 2, 1870. 

Every Railroad Man, and every man interested hi 
Raiiroad-s should have it. Terms, f3.00 a year, in 
advance. Address 

A. X. KELLOGG, PuhliBher, 

101 Wachinoton St.. Chioaoo. 

^TanrriLlirO Inventor* deslrlnpCaveats, Patents 

PA I tW I O."~or oM rejected cas> s corrected of 
error" and ratcnted, ran inaT<i' special teruis a: d avoid 
tedioui* d.'lays l.y callln-,' on Farwki.i, Li.lrworth * 
Co. (fonn.rly ol the U. S. Patent Office) at 1 62 Lake 
Bt., Chicago. PauiphieU of Inst ructions sent tree. 



Hall€t, Davis Al C o.'s Pianos. 



send ■"^r'^'^t/yjiiMBALL, IV. W. AjteM. 

** • es WMhington^ Cuica ^o. III-_ 

MAN'F'G CO.. 9» U«»b1nKlon 8«. 



Is all the rage 

amonc the minstrel trouoe 
l>oyB, bat 



The Pride of the Ladies 

and the best toilette 

day is 

used at tbe pi'esent 


— Wht n may one, taking a walk through 
Knirlish wikhIs and vale.<5, be .*;tid to re- 
-cmole a saili>r in a st4>rmy nighlatseay — 
When he pa.sscs a niQkt-in-Sf^ 

there could not possibly l>e any obi'iction 
to allowing a woman, the t^ueen Hee of 
the Convention, to preside over it, 

A Yankee one day asked his lawyer 
how an- heiress might be carried of!'. 
" You cannot do it with safety," said tlft; 
counselor; "but I'll tell you what you 
may do. Let her mount a horse and hold 
a bridle-whip; do you then mount behind 
her, and you are safe, for she runs away 
with you." The nt xt day th« lawyer 
found that it was his own daughter who 
had run away with his client 


Re»t is not (iiiitling 

The fcu!>y tareer; 
Rest 1:* the titling 

Of self to one 8 Sphere. 

Tli* the brookV motion. 

Clear without ftrife; 
Fkeinu: to the ocean 

After this life. 

Tl* lovlnj: and serving 

Thi- highest and 1)681 ; 
'Til* onward n«twer\'ing. 

And thi* i? true rest. —fJoetht. 

As divorce is somewhat of a fashionable 
topic now-a-days, the following decision, 
by a .Judge pretty well known a number 
of years ago, in a divorce case, is apropos: 
After hearing the testimony, Uis Honor 
gave tke opinion : " Frofti the testimony 
of the parties themselves, given in this 
ease, it has been clearly s<hown that this 
man and woman are jost tit to live with 
each other and no one else. This case 
will be dismissed at the of the peti- 

Sometime ngo John Bright was dining 
with a friend Cf Cottonopolis, and the 
conversation turned on the subject of the 
growth and development of America. "I 
should like," said the host, who is an 
enthusiastic admirer of the Great Re- 
public, " to come back fifty years after my 
death, to see what a fine country America 
had become." " 1 believe you wuuld be 
glad of any excuse to come back," said 3Ir. 
Bright, with a grim allusion in the tone 
ol his voice to the quarters from which 
his friend would be likely to emerge. 

A LITTLE girl in a primary school asked 
her teacher how to sp^U " tunkin." 
" Pumpkin, you mean, do you not?" atk- 
ed the teacher. "No, tunkin," .said the 
little girl. " Bnt there is no such word as 
that," said the teachf r : " you must have 
raisundiTst'KHl." "I am sure I have 
heard it." said the child, and she sat down 
hx)kin<r raihtr p<'rplexed. Then she b<'- 
guu t4t print briskly lor a inouieut or two, 
and presently the slate was raised again. 
The teftcheJ looke«l at it, and rea«l : " I 

li -ve M i.-s \V more than ." " Now," 

said little Nellie,"! wrtnt to write 'tunkin 

when it" is brittle, it has boiled enough. 
Then take it out int<. a buttered pan. Put 
ft on ice, or in a cool place. When the 
edge is cold, the centre will be warm; 
then bring it m. Have a buttered board 
to work it on. Whi le you are working is 
the time to flavor it : work it till it is all 
of the same degree < f heat. Pull it on a 
hook until it is while. Now, handle it 
lightly, or it will be dark and hard. Pull 
it out in a long strini; before you take it 
from the hook. Put it on the table, and 
when cold, break in lo such sized sticks as 
you please. You will have to work fast, 
or It will be dark an I hard. Candy made 
this way is cqnal to sugar candy.— .E!r- 

A 8TRONO Ce.mrut for Iron. — To four 
or five parts of chiy, thoroughly dried 
aud pulverized, add two parts of iron fil- 
ings free from oxide, one part of peroxide 
of manganese, one half of sea salt, and 
one half of borax. Mingle thoroughly, 
and render as fine as possible ; then re- 
duce to a thick paste with the necessary 
(luantity of water, mixing thoroughly 
well. It must be uwd immediately. After 
application, it should be exposed to 
warmth, gradually increasing almost to 
white heat. This («ment is very hard, 
and presents complete resistance alike to 
a red heat and boiling water. Another 
cement is to mix equal parts of sifted 
peroxide of manganese and well-pulver- 
zied zinc white, add a suflacient quantity 
of commercial soluV le glass to form a thin 
paste. This mixture, when used immedi- 
ately, forms a cement quite eciual in hard- 
ness and resistance to that obtiined by 
t'ae first method.— S-ieni^/ic American. 

It is generally su])posed in this country 
that soft water is more healthful than 
hard. The Londoii City Prt»» remarks 
that the French mwm, when inquiring 
after water for the supply of Paris, found 
that more conscript s are rejected in soft 
water districts, on account of imperfect 
development and s'unted growth, than in 
the hard ; and they concluded that calca- 
reous matter in water is essential to the 
formation of tissue?. In the British 
islands, it appears that the death rate is 
influenced by thc vater supply, not only 
as to its .sufficiency and the amount of or- 
ganic matter suspeivled in it, but also as 
to iu ri'lativt; hardness. Glasgow and 
Manchester are snj plie<l with soft waters, 
and have high death rates: Birmingham, 
BristoI.Newcastle and Warwick hare hard 
water and low dtath rates. It maybe 
Slid that in towns supplied with water of 
more than ten derrees of hardness, the 
average mortality i 3 22 per l.UOO, while 
in those supplied with softer water it Ls 
about 26 per 1,(KW. 

City Missionary of Boston 


&ii[i('s m WW 

There Certntnlv can not be Found a Better 
Cougb' or L<unK Remedy. 

As an Expectorant it has no Eqaal. 

Batchelor'8 Hair Dye. 

This splendid Ihsir Dvi- ir< the heal in the world, 
the only I rue at d perfect harmless, reliable, in- 
slanUineous: no disappointment; no ridiculous 
tiniK; remedies the 111 rflects of bad eye.*; invig- 
orates and leaves the Hair soil and beautiful blacii 
or brown. Sod by a.l Drii'",'l?lr nnd Perl u mere, 
and proix-rly applied at the Wig Factory, iti Bond 
street, Hew Yor k. _ . 

On comparison of similar qnalitles we have 
found the Bnlliilo brand black Alpacas made of 
finer wool, pnrer c<ilor, and cheaper than any 
other Alpaca^ lor which reason we regard them 
aK the bc^t in the mnrliet. These jioods possess a 
full, bright.bluck color, for the Sprini and Snnimer 
wear. 1 hit* brand can tx; fouijd in almost any city 
or country dry [,'<K)d« ftore, aud can be distin- 
"nis-hcd from olfier brands by observing that a 
ncket is stiached to each piece, bearing a Wcture 
of a buffalo, from which it iu named.— i/ariJ«/- « 

m • m 

'« nrend rant npon thr Wntpr«.''-Tf the Great 
Providence lias not literally cast bread upon the 
wat«Tg, He has planted the tlcnn nts of wli<j|ei>ome 
noQilshment on ;lie rocke. In the shape of Sea Moss, 
from which Ska Moks Karinic Is nicd.'. This new ar- 
tlcl.- Irtw pvprvwhere won " polden oi>lnlon8 ol ad Forts 
of people " and th^ nonsck'-rrx-re of the lan'l Kenerally 
reirnrn It In the double light of a sa.ole noo»^ary wi'l • 
delicious luxury ; for w. lie its use i- «(.s<n« tlip cxi cnse 
of living, the exriulslie dishi s prpparerl from It can not 
be ol>talned, even at an exlravacant cos , from anir 
oths'r »our -e. Sctcntltlc (V.mmflt^'S, hotel keep. rg. 
profe^lonal cooks. l:i'lie« who siip^rlntcu'l Uielrowo 
kitcnens, phyiic ans, nurses, dyspeptics and Invaltds of 
eviry clang b-ar witness oi tlies-- tacts. To thU mass 
of tndoispnienw wpuiilicsltallncly add onr own; and 
without r<-ar of contradtctjon say that the blanc nianffe, 
nuddlnss. cu^tardK, &e., are .he Biost deJclous we 
uave ever tasted. 

The Responsibilities of tlie LlTer. 

The liver has t. very important part to perform In 
the animal economy. Its function is two-fold The 
fluid which it secretes teinpers the blood and reg- 
ulates the bowels, and npon the quantity and qual- 
ty of the secretion depends, in a great degree, the 
adaptation of the hlot>d to thc requirements of the 
system and the due ivaova! of the refuiH; matter 
which remains in the inteitines after the work of 
digestion has been accomplished; 

One of the principjU nM;« of Hostettera'a Stom- 
ach Bitters is to tone and control this somewhat 
unruly organ. The anti-billoua properties of the 
preparation are "carcely !*ccond.vy to its virtues as 
asromachic. It? operation upon the iirer is not 
violent like th.u of mercury, but gradual and gen- 
tle Instead of creating a sudden tnmnlt in that 
sensitive gland, it regulates its ac'ion by degrees. 
Hence. It is a saU remedy for bilioup disorders, 
while mercury, being a tremendous excitant, is 
not The more naturally and qnieily a diseased 
organ can be restored to its normal condition the 
better, and it is the pecniiar prfiperty of this harm- 
less vegetable alterative to reinforce and regulate 
with.^nt exciting or conruWng. 

The snccess which has attended its use as a rem- 
edy tor alfe'-tions of the liver i« Per- 
sons of a biiion^- habit who take it habitnally as a 
protection aL'sinsl attacks to which they are consti- 
intionally liable, prononnre it the bc-t liver tonic 
in <xirtence Th«- symptoms ot an approaching fit 
of Wlioncnese can h*rdly be nnsuken. A pain m 
the right »ide or under the sh"nldtr blades, a sai- 
fronlinge in the whtt«sol the eyc^sick headache, 
feeling of drow-ine-s. low spirits, lofs of appe- 
tite TODSiipaiion and general debility are am<ing 
thc n"Qal mdicaiiotis of a morbid condition ot the 
liver and as s<x)n as they appear the Bitten' i>bould 
Ije reported to in order to ward ofl more senons 

Boston, Mass., February ifi. 1S«9. 

McssBfl. V. Oavts & SoK -( Jentlfmen '. The paik-ipe 
of \llen'H Lunc Ba'sam you sent me to nse among the 
aftlicted poor In my city missionary work h*i proved 
very ace ptrtUle and uscinl. It has pone Into several 
lanillies. and with rcinarkablf ettect In every Inglance. 

Onf woniiin has been ri*U)red from wtiat her ptiysl; 
clans pronoouci^d consumption, alt'jr several months 
sickness with roiieli, great pain In tlif lung", and pros^ 
tratlon.Bothat she is al>le now to cio housework anj 
asslm In the support of her, aod with rare and 
continued use of the Balsam she expecU enture restor- 

Another person, a yonng woman to whom I gave one 
bottle, has received great benefit, so that h<rcough, 
which was of inonths'^standlnz. Is getting' ix-ttir. anu 
slie has pnrcbasi-d the Be<ond botUe, and ha«e%ery 
Indication Ol a 8;»dj cure. ...» v 

A yonne man who was raiding blood, and q'dte weak 
and sick, ban, by the nse ol two IxitU's. t>^en much 
Improved, an. 1 Is able to do a little at his work. 

A young man lo whom i ri'CoroMiei,i:ecl atrial or It, 
wlo has had a bad coueh, and much pain In his lunga 
for months past, am nn able to get rest oi sb«p, has 
commf need taking It. and Is now using the lonrtli 
l,o*awltl) great Itenetlt. He said to mc on a recent 
visit, lie would not do without U. He Is hoping (and 
reaafjnably 11 seems to nie) to be able to resume UU 
work ajzain. 

Very respectfully and gratefully yon^^ 

cHAliLKa A. KOUNDY. City Misslonarr. 

J. N. HARRIS & CO., Sole Prep's, 

d.^CII^rVATl, OHIO. 

Vr S«ld by all DrnKciaU. 



As apreparaUon for rcstorlne ^^.^.^ '^'*'.'oS MaW 
color It has no equal. Send lor TreaUB..' o» "'C aau- w 

g. A. CHEVALIER, W. I>m 

1 OIK. 25th St., Kpw V«rk._ 


portion of the llO.MK8TF.AI) L.WFS, »* *" , ."^*™ilj 
aiiy l>eTson how to procure IW acr-s of rich tai-i'iint 
land^nolhlnK. 8 x months Ijefore leaving ti ine, on 
t h" free ands of the WesU Also, an «•"«'•' ?°"'« 
NKW^EST, or that porUon of conntry lyluC^^^f^J^^ 


the Mlsflsslppl, and 'northwest, giving an 

fea"A«. tUf rMmnt.'<i i/l' Id "f p"''»'"'' 
the vrri'iunprnd'K'vnK.tmtt 


lnlonn'atk.n wIthVeferenceto the AV.rV.f """ ^^ 
in thU country can nllbrd to t>c without. WUl W» 
sent on receipt of » cents. Address, 

ju'hn I. Pi-^^ %^,r,^^;j.y.V'?.Tca^. ni, _ 

18 Kl'I.LV KXPI.MNED In a Pamphlet of lOS pagea 

lust issued by MUNN * CO., 87 Park Ilow, New Yortt. 


MnfV A CO., Kdltir* Prientjnc 

Aiin'iican, the t>est niecbBOleHl pafM" 

wo^id,e^.1 Vkaw KxvKrtBfjrtt), 



..havetak'-n .M"r« Pat»;nia 
examined More lii*enll»»». 

»ny other aii«n"y 
de«<-nptlon for opinion. 


Seiiif sketch. and 


ninstrattd and DescripUre Catalogue of 

Vegetable and Choice Imported 

For 1870, Is now published, and will be tent FBEB to 
•U appUcanU. D. M. FEBUY & CO., 

8w-dsni »ni. r>ftrolt.Mlch. 


Ladies of the 

White House. 


9 Iftn authentic bloscraphf of every lady who has pri- 
ded as mlstrfss of the Preaidential Mansion from 
Wash'ncton'B administration down to thcpresent time, 
Showing not only the l»eautlful, bnt the sad and 
shadowy sides '>f their histories. Illustrated with 
numerous sfelplate engravings. For circulars and 
terms addres. I*. H. PUHI.|(!»HI!«(i CO., ISO 8 
Clark 8t„ fhlengo. 111.. Of 1 7t W. 4th 8t .Clnctnna t 




SiKK^al CataUjpie.yMBlip«*,elthrr Whole- 

Male •r Ri-t'ill, ••'ft »• »pi»llc*Bt 

on receipt oi KHimp. 

"^^ •*3'.cVi'lncI.TdVm»lT V-r.Sli"s'"a I..I."?.™; 


'^^^\'riJn our joo^^ 'S.". Vi^LEn'^TcV 

P. O. B«« ST6, K«"» V«rlu 

V B -H you want anything for uaeon your farm^ 
iandastamptoas and we will either wrfte you the 
dt°lr 'd iniomation, or aesd yon a Special Circular of 
otilch welssu'- a large nn nitx-T. 




largert, bert aamag, aad Most attrtcorewu^rtpoo* 
hook e»er pabtttijed. Send for CUcniMj. with wrroj. 
ODce. Addrew U. S. FT * BUBHINW CO, 1 «0 •; Ctartl 
g?%«^iriCMI„ or 177 W. 4th Hr. irmrTn-^Kt. . »■'» 

Early Unse. my own growing,, 


. 4.CO 


Climax, ray own 


RatnsdcU's Norway, per bushel ^^•^'^ 

Surprise, per bualiel, *•?* 

All warranted troe to lunie. t I S Madison St., 
fblcago,IlL p.e. HBKFBOK.^ 

AWBKTH WA.'VTBn tfl soiled 
orders tor S*A of the taat<f8t s*;Uta« 
articles ta th« worl'l. No capita; 
required. Artdrcsa. 8TANFOKD « 
CO- At Kejmolds RIocK.t.'hlnwn. t1> 


THE KECEIPT. an entirely K«w IMscor^^ry, 
I niaklne s ra irht hair carl, and remaining 
mailed for thr<-« ct^mps. Add ess 



MOMEY! ^ _ 


4>IU IV. V. !«Ium1c«1 Pl-.fiecr for tVtO. 

16 pms'^ofctiof'*' Mnslcaad int<?re«tlnz Miseellaoy 
In ta< h niiratn-r. W<ill printed on One pi4>er. Only 
ftO rta per annnm, lBB4*«Brr. SpinuUiUv lU^t* 
trtU'it noiik* fitt I'r-mftnnx. tlrcolan with list of pre 
n.lani« and sp clmencopyof PloHeer ■■*enton recelpi 
of stamp. F. .1. HllNTINuTOS A CO, AW 
Broome atreet, Kew Tork. 

(l4HTA»l.I'-HBO 1N:|0.1 

«AWm ATiVMl t*AWf»I 

SAW«*ofalidc»crlpilon». AXES. »*KLTIKO and 
Solid Te-'th. or with PaTT-VT Al*lu«TaBLB rovm% 
tuccrirjr Id nli Ii^xtirtM T<lh fvitr^. 
^^ or }*rlern HrAucei. Jgi __ 

BT" S«-nd for Price L'»i and Llrculara. .JB 

■^ wfm;h * «»L»^'T"r?. i. 

IUmiou. Ma««. or Deiroll. Mt«-h. 


Ask yoar groce for Pms«tng*s 
Cld<T Vinegar— wnminHH) pure, 
pal«t::-le. and to pr«»«;rve 
nlck«-«. First premium sward*^ 
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Out dark and dreary winter day. 

When snow-drift* fa^t were raeltin?, 
And 'i?aln8t 'tis wind «•> dewy panj 

The rainy fl ikes were pelting. 
Beneath the hrlar*t ?»•<■ eenial blaze. 

As oater blajit* :,'rtMv colder, 
I was seated by my Mai:?ie'i« side. 

With her i*iifnon on my *hou.dei' 

I hee4e\l not the storm without — 

WiTaln the «nn was -thinin? : 
IVi cloads of li'^e were lifted, then 

1 saw the «ilver lining'; — 
And a.-* my d.irlini: sw. etly r»mi!ed. 

My thrublnuK U;:art sfrew h'dder; 
I dreamed, ji-i I had never dreamed. 

With her cAi-jnoji on My shoulder. 

I dreamed of riche* and of fam« 

Acquired tiy honesit lahor: 
A name to live when I am vjonc. 

And wealth to hv'li) luy neitrhbor;— 
I dreamed, too, uf a happy home. 

Where i^ritwini, oirt mul i»Mer, 
Uisr liiflj hand cU<ped cni*e in ui'ne, 

tier cKujnon on my shoulder. 

Thi tlilc of years will >»e8r rm on; 

Our path* afd aodiverijins ; 
No fro.-'r» ot't me can hiart iho bud. 

Nor freeze the love that's tiiuifinif ; 
And n-if until e«ch heart-throt> cease, 

And dut<t to dii't ehall muliier, 
8hall I tor:,'-t the blissful tlrao 

ller cKi'jujti pre»!<ed my shonlder. 



CouRTROT-Ji Rr.vdeu;— I ati the intniUo 
of a Sta'e Pri.soQ. Do not be aslouishi d, 
my friend, at being a(ldres>i(.<l by such a 
being. I can a.s^ure yon I am a sptcinl 
oouvict, and, perhap.s some of tliL-su days 
whten I am free, you may eauuunter my 
Veritable self in the bosom of your ?ocial 
circle. If your curiosity 13 awakened, I 
will breathe to you Ihrouirh the grating.s 
of my pell ray eventful history. It is a 
strange one, respetti-d friend. Indeed I 
makt' bold to say that a stranger out; was 
never brenthed into your c»ir. 

I had an only brother. We had been 
brought up in u distant village, 
in the State of Pennsylvania. Our 
father died when my younger 
brother was born, leaving my 
mother very poor. She brought us up 
bravely, however. I being the eldest, was 
sent I itl at an early age to fight the bailie of 
life, and, while helping my.self, todo some- 
thing toward helping others. With this 
noble purpose in my mind I made rapid 
progress, and finally had the hardihood to 
set «>tr to New York, rightly imagining 
that there were the greatest prizes 
for an ambitions youth. Full of the 
ardent alfection for my mother, I tried to 
ma<le evvrvthing turn to my owu advance- 
ment. I felt as though every act of my 
lite had an etltct upon their fortunes. 
This feeling so inspired me that self-de- 
uia! wa.s not only easy, but delightful. 
Feeling as I did, that ail my savings bene 
titeii them so greatly, how could 1 do 
otQerwlse than save ? 

I was extremely fortunate in New York. 
My last employers in the country gave 
me letters to one of the chief merchants 
in that city. He received me kindly. 
Finding out my industrious and saving 
habitA, he speedily promoted me. Year 
by year he added to my salary. At length, 
after years of labor, I tound myself, at the 
age of twenty-tive, the confidential clerk 
of my emploj'er, with a large salary, and 
the control of millions. 

Some years before I had conceived the 
idea of giving my brother a good eiluci- 
tion. My brother was to me more like a 
son than anything else. Ills nature was 
widely difrisrcut fVoni mine. I was bold, 
resolute and d iring; he was gentle, poeti- 
cal, and full of sentiment. 1 was stern, 
practical and independent; he was quii't, 
reliant and meditative. I was formed for 
a life of warfare and action ; he for a life 
of study and meditation. 

lie went to college. His progress was 
remarkable ; he was at the head in every- 
thing; he graduated with the highest hon- 
ors. I saw him at the final e.xhibition 
when he t>btaineil his degree. I admired 
and applauded more tlian any one else my 
young brother. In truth, as he stood 
there with his fragile form, his pale face, 
his eye beaming with the light of genius, 
he was worthy of all the admiration I had 
to bestow. I have his portrait now with 
me. It resembles the poet Shelley more 
than any face that 1 have ever seen. 

My brother went home, and, as I sup- 
posed, studied for his protession. I cor- 
responded always with my mother. Mj 
brother was always irregular in letter 
writing, and I never thought much of not 
hearing from him. 1 soon became 
troubled, however, at learning that he 
was unwell. I reoiniuemled a trip across 
the ocean and a tour through Karope, and 
otfere*! to pay his expenses. After this 
offer I w.'iitLd anxiously to learn the ef- 
lect. 1 did not he.^r from home lor near- 
ly a month. 1 grew very anxious, and 
thought seriously of paying them a visit. 
Since my «lei>artare, tilteen years before, I 
had never been home, and had only met 
my relatives ou their visits U> moat New 

One day on going to the office I found a 
telegraphic dispatch. The w.)rd3 of timt 
dispatch have burned themselves into my 
memory : 

" Your brother isdy ing 4 Come home !" 
It was a straugi-r's name. Great God ! 
my brother dying! A stranger, too, tele- 
graphing to me I What meant all this? 
VN'as my lU'-thcr also dying? 

I never doted my eyes for three days 
anil three nights, nor did I cat a mouthful 
ilDlii 1 i-aiue in sight of my native town in 
Penns) Ivaniii. I wiiled for two h mrs 
trying to overcome my agitation rreiiicd 
hy f:isting and want o't sltfcp. l>rdinarily 
notliing riilliod me; but now I w,is as 
weak as a child. 1 walked up the main 
street. I came within sight of the old 
familiar colUge. The blinds were all 
down. G rial' Heaven ! I wv< not prepared 
for such a blow. I drcade»l the worst. 
The worst hid come. A stranger openel 
the dixir — a stranger starevl at me. I 
recognized much ot^ the old furniture with 
whicti my mother would not part. I saw 
my brothers portrait banging in the hall. 
•' Are they in?" 1 gasped out, not know- 
ing what I 3:iid. 

No one rect)gni/ed me. I did not wish 
to be recognized. Fearful of being an ob- 
ject of vulgar pity, I hati determined to 
act as a stranger. So, with ail the calm 
ness that 1 cuuld muster. I asked afttr my 
mother by name. Then the blow fell. The 
woman at the dxir sp^kc .'»Hemnly ; 
"."^he'a dead. Sir." 

" U.*dn't she a .v»n?'* I asked, with a 
frightful alf< nipt at intliflVrence. 

'• Yes, Sir— his death broke her down. 
She died next day.'' 
'• Unfortunate peopUV " 

" Ah yee, Sir. There's never been a 
death in the village so unfortunate. Es- 
pecially poor Henry, Sir. He was a great 

" I u.sed to know a brother ol his in 
New York. Docs he know about this?" 

"Ah, Sir, I don't know. It'll be a sad 
blow for him." 

"How did it happen?" 

"Won't you walk in, sir? and I'll tell 


" No, thank you. It's so dose. I'm hot; 
ni sit here." 

I sank int.) a seat by the cottage door. 
The woman told me all. Her story was 
simply this: 

When Henry came home from college 
he was the pride and boast of the village. 
People sought his acquaintance who be- 
fore had overlooked him. and his learning 
antl genius won the regards and admira- 
tion of all. Among the young ladies of 
the place there was one from Philadelphia 
who appeared to be greatly struck by ray 
brother. She belonged to one of the first 
tarn 1 lies in that city, and was exceedingly 
beautiful. Her beauty, however, was only 
in appearance. Strange to say, with the 
utmost loveliness of form and features, she 
combined a hardness of heart and a sel- 
fishness of nature frightful to contem- 
plate. She only s^night my hri)ther for 
the sake ;of makimr a conquest of the 
talented young viiliger. As to love or 
marriage, she would have laughed at the 
idea. Her a^piritiions were, far higher 
than that. By the utmost artfulness, and 
by the ".xccrding chium which she was 
capable of dispiayiiisj, she completely over- 
c )me my brother. With all the intoxica- 
tion of ffenius he surrecderod himself to 
her power. With him to love wus to give 
up his soul, his life, his Ml. It was no 
hL'ht ortnin-itory matter. It was the 
most serious thiiig on earth. As to her, 
he nevt-r doubled her sincerity. 

At he woke from hi? dream, and 
only awaked— to die. He spoke to her 
once about his feelings. She treated him 
cru'-lly. When sure of his affections she 
bgan to try to torture him with jealousy. 
On his remonstrating.she turned him away 
forever with a withering sneer. He was 
stunned at first, bnt afterward thought it 
a mi-take. He sought her out again, and 
implored her to tell liim truly. This time 
her cilm Contempt was unmistakable ; he 
saw her as she was. Had he possessed 
my strong nature he would have suTvived 
this sh-ck. The woman does not 
live who could kill mc by a disappoint- 
mtnt. But my brother was a gentlwsoul. 
When his heart broke, he died. And so 
he yielded to this blow. 

All can be told in a few words. My 
mother, horrified, startled, overwhelmed, 
bythis. m»>3t unlookod-for calamity, and 
gentle In nature like ray brother, sank 
like him under the sudden stroke. 

"And now," concluded the woman, 
"thcv buth lie buried beside her hus- 

All the time she spoke I did not utter a 

As she ceased I rose slowly, murmured 
"Thank you," and staggered away. In- 
stinctively I wandered to the burying- 
ground. I knew well where they lay. I 
so.)n stood before their newly made grave 
— two twin mounds containing all that I 
cared for on earth - the treasured objects 
of a lifetime's labor — the ones for whose 
happiness I hid been a slave 1 And they 
had come to this ! 

I spent the night there. I brooded over 
plans of vengeance. If they Tfere 
crushed by a blow, I rose under 
mine and heard their cry for 
vengeanc^i coming even from the 
tomb. I had that woman's name. She 
had, under the outward beauty of her 
fiendish soul, killed my mother and 
brother. She shtmld sufTr! But how? 
This was the meditation of the niyht. I 
took long strides up and down as I paced 
beside the graves, and before the dawn I 
had decided. 

My scheme was one of grandeur. You 
seldom hear of such sclieuKiS. People 
generally find it ditfiiiult to take revenge 
because they are too anxious to take care 
of themselves. Now, I cared nothing for 
myself. My sole desire was for vengeance. 
For that desire I was ready to sacrifice 
every thing. • 

I started fjr New 'York immediately, 
and arrived there as soon as possible. 
The head of our house was living at that 
time up the Hudson. He left every thing 
to me. My measures were all taken. I 

as I. The reader can foresee the end. 
The newspapers announced it : 

''MaRRiAOi IN HiOH LiFB.— It is staled that 
Lord Arlin^jton Is about to lead to the hymeneal 
alter the daubshter of one of our most dixtiagui-hed 
citizens. If this be »o, we venture to -ay that the 
Court ofSt. James will have no brighter orna- 
ment than Miw N'uvers." 

All this transpired in about a fortnight. 
The marriage was settled upon. I showed 
to old Nevers my bankers authority to 
draw on England for millions. I made 
deeds of settlement to my bride of estates 
and lands. I lavished my wealth with a 
liberal hand. She held instruments with 
my signature to the extent of millions. 

On the evening before our marriage I 
wrote off to my old employer, anony- 
mously : 

"Sib: The yonni: man in whom yop place con- 
adenc? Is a stonnrtrel. He is no* not in Europe 
biiT F'hil.ifli-lphia, wiih forged lutt^rf boiirinj; the 
nainc of Lord Arlington. Do no' despisie thi!", 
but come vouri^Jir to Phl'ade'phia. L«arn all, 
and save yourself from Kuin— " 

We were married. It was the most 
magnificent wedding ever known in Phil- 
adelphia. All the dite of the city were 
present. Such splendor, such display, 
had never before been seen. 

Three davs passed. One morning a loud 
and peremptory knock was heard at the 
door. I ha<l been living with my wife at 
Mr. Never.s's, in seclusion, prep.iratory to 
taking her to the aristocratic connections 
of her noble husband. The crisis ap 
proached. Well, 1 had nerve for any 
thing. The servant opened the door. 
Loud voices sounded in the hall. My 
wife stepped to the door and.hurriedback. 
She was white as a sheet. 

"Ha, ha!" she exclaimed, nervously; 
"they want Lord Arlington. They say 
he's an importer." 

" An impostor ! Well, that is good !" I 
cried, gayly. 
" I must see him," cried a loud voice. 
" Well, it's getting better and better !" I 
exclaimed; an"d springing up, I went to 
the door. 

I saw my late employer. He started 

" \Vell ray good man can I do anything: 
for you ?" My calmness, my hauteur, my 
impudence, were beyond desciption. 

"Edward," said he, "has it come to 

this? Confess all, and I'll forgive you.* 

Had net my heart been beyond the reach 

of pity, his tones would have melted mc. 

But I califcly gazed at him. 

" My dear sir, you are laboring under 
some strange delusion," I sai*!. " Do I re- 
semble any one whom you know?" 

" You will not confess, then ?" he ex- 
claimed, sternly confronting me. " Jhen, 
ofBcer, I leave him to you." 

He turned away. I felt myself seized 
by officers, with a warrant, and carried 
away. My employer was no man to be 
trifled with. He had proofs against me 
too strong to slight, and he held me to bail 
to such a vast amount that I could not get 
bonds, I had to go to prison. 

On the fallowing day the papers were 
full of it. To add to the excitement, I 
wrote a confes.sion of my misdeeds, which 
was circulated everywhere. It was a ter- 
rific blow to the Neverses and my wife. 

I sent for my employer. I told him all. 
I handed him b.-iek the draft for millions. 
I had only used it to show. The money 
I had spent was all my own— the savings 
of years. None of it had gone to my wife, 
however. 1 had made her presents of 
jewels, but they all turned out to be paste. 
My employer forgave me. He had not 
lost a cent through mc. He shook hands 

" God bless you, my poor boy !" he 
cried. " Your desire for revenge has mis- 
led you. May you be forgiven as 1 for- 
give you!" 

He exerted himself for me, but could do 
nothing. My ofiense had been too great. 
I was sentenced to five years' solitary im- 

Here I am now. My wife has never 
been near me. I hear she and her father 
went to California. Perhaps she has mar- 
ried again. If so, I wish her joy. But if 
she has, when I get out of prison, I'll 
track her and make her give her new hus- 
band up again. 

Courteous reader, through the bars of 
his cell a felon wishes you adieu. 

Uow We Spend Onr Money. 


wrote to hun informing him that I was 
going to Europe to 3«;e abiiut some British 
funds that were cndangL-red. I drew on 
England for those funds to the amount of 
two million dollars, and then left the 
ofliee. But I did not go to England. I 
calmly returned to my own lodgings, 
where 1 wrote some letters These were 
letters of iatnxiuction to the chief people 
in the United States from the leading aris- 
tocracy of Great Britain. With f ^e I 
koew I could have the entree ot any so- 
ciety. I started for Philadelphia, and put 
up at the first hotel in the place. I lav- 
ished my money with a liberal hand, or- 
dered the t-ervantg peremptorily, anJ acted 
like an t cc ?ntric U' )bleman. On the books 
of the hotel I wrote the nacae, "Henry 
Lord Arlington." 

On my card there was ths same name, 
and over it a ncntly ungrived crest. This 
nobleman I was per»maUy aoquiinted 
with. He .had lar^re dealings with our 
house, and all his circumstances were 
Well known to me. On the following 
day I saw the lollowing in the principal 
paper : 

*• r.i->nKori<iiKi>STRA;«aER —Yesterday a di<;in- 

pui^hed nobleman arrived nt the Hotel. He 

IS Hi'iiry L,")rd Ariiu.'ton, aad is related to the lead- 
ing English nobiiiiy. He come^ to ihi* couuliy to 
ftii'ty onr infliftilton?. iind see the wonders of na- 
toiu in iviiica our land 14 so tieh. Hi a father is the 
Kirl of }«iind''rlnr.d lo which he is heir When we 
;iiute that his Uird'hip has an iLComo of abMUt a 
m:lliun dollars u year, and i*a t'sy yonn? bicl.elor 
ol twen'v-ive. wc minii we uavc said enou^jh to 
turu the beada of all the yoiiug belies in the city." 

I was 8o>*n waited on by the chief peo- 
ple in tht eify. I lH)re letter^ of in'roduc- 
tion to tht.m, ant met wicli an o:i.rer wel- 
come. My stately manners, my, calmness 
and self-reliance won me resi>ect. I was 
sliortly the lion of the city. I soon en- 
ciuuterel my victim. 

Isabel Xcvcrs, for this was her name, 
was the daughter of one of the old fami- 
lies. Her father was a man full of self im- 
p«irtance and absurd conceit. He prided 
liim?elf on being the son of an American 
oflicer, and cultivated his lofty feeling of 
arrogance to a ridiculons extent. His 
dau^lhttT was worthy of him. Hard, cold, 
and selfish. She was only attractive in 
outline and fetturc. The feeling of am- 
bition and self imcortance overruled all 
other sentiments. Love she could not feel. 
Marriage she lo«)ked upim as a specula- 
tion ."^he sought a huiband only for the 
ptkc of wealtti and serial influecce. 
Wesillh and Pt»sitiMii were her go«ls. 

I saw with exultation how rendily .<«hc 
fell iut<^ fhe snare 1 spreid for her. No 
s<Kmcr had she seen me than she cxerteil 
all her arts to win me. And I— never 
did any lover appear half so intoxicated 

There are people who think it a small 
matter whether beef costs fifteen or thirty 
cents per pound. What are fifteen cents 
to a lofty soul? But more thoughtful 
persons find that the large lesults of the 
life of a civilized community are varied by 
the size of the fractions which are inces- 
santly multiplied into each other. 

If one makes it a personal question, it 
may be laid down as one of not more than 
three or four rules for living, that one must 
know just how many cents there are in a 
dollar. Or, to take Mr. Micawber's ver- 
sion : Income, twenty pounds ; expenses, 
nineteen pounds and eleven pence ; re- 
sult, happiness. Income, twenty pounds ; 
expenses, twenty pounds and one shilling ; 
result, misery. 

Take your bills for any year, and look 
through ihem carefully. The items below 
one dollar arc not only the most numer- 
ous, but th'-y make the largest sum. The 
trifles spent for post- prandial cigars and 
like nameless elements of expenditure, do 
not get into bills at all ; but twenty to 
forty per cent, ot our earnings dribble out 
of our purses in fractional currency. 
Most ot us are engaged in a war with 
cents, and eternal vigilance is the price of 

Mankind will never be agre ed upon a 
list of necessities. But, thong h no gene- 
ral statement is possible, it is easy to set 
down the necessities of any people. Witn 
the middle class— a class determined by 
means only — these prime wants are meat, 
bread, vegetables, fruits, colTce, tea, sugar, 
and a few others. To this it must be 
added that house and furniture take one- 
third of our incomes. Clothing, fuel, ser- 
vice and items take another third, and 
are kept within that limit only by a very 
vigilant maniigemcnt ot the bureau of the 
interior. The man who has a spendthrift 
at the head of his ofiice may as well go 
under at unce. In short, not more than 
one third of our incomes can be saved for 
the tabic ; generally less is left lor this 
purpose. — Wtsttrn MoutJ'y. 


Casting about for a theme, the door 
seems to afford a very good opening for an 
article. We don't recollect seeing any 
thing written on the dcor, not since we 
were startled by seeing "Small-pox" 
written on one in an obsjure portion ol 
the city. 

The door is about as old as architecture 
itself, and we are inclintd to believe was 
invented before windows were, though 
that is a disputed point It is our opinion 
that house architecture began with the 
door. In the early days when people 
lived out of doors (and out of almost every- 
thing else), it occurred to one of those un 
easy individuals of inve:itive minds, who 
aj-e constantly disturbing the calm 
placidity of the world with new-fangled 
ideas, that a door would be a good thing 
to have. Sleeping in a len-acre lot, for in- 
stance, of a stormy night, it would be so 
comfortable to have a dcor to hia lot ; and 
what a sense of security would be afforded 
when he went away fVom home, to know 
that the door was locked ! 

This, of course, excittd the envy of his 
neighbors, who slept in lots adjoining, and 
who began to repine at their lot. Some 
said he was putting on airs ; others that 
he was unduly suspicious of his neighbors, 
and they asked him Uiuntingly why he 
didn't put a number on it and have a door- 
plate ; in fact, they slammed that door in 
his face continually. Then another in- 
dividual of an inventive turn set himself 
to work to get up an improvement on the 
door, and thus vitiate his patent, just as 
men do nowadays when a fellow thinks he 
has got a good thing, '.fhere are several 
things wo have thought of inventing, only 
we knew if we did an improvement would 
come out the next day that would knock 
our patent higher tha<i kite. 

This other man hit it at length ; he took 
a door and built a house to it ! and doors 
have been constructed in that manner ever 
since. We give this theory for what it is 
worth (writing as we do, by the column), 
but it is probably as correct theorizing as 
much that is indulged in concerning the 
early origin of matters ami things. Win- 
dow's, of course, followt;d deors, for it was 
natural for people to want a window to 
lookoutof when the dojr bell was rung 
late at night, to see who was there. Or, 
perhaps, before the invt nting of windows, 
some man laboring under delirium tre- 
mens wanted a place to jump out of, and 
thus realized the incompleteness of the 
house of the period, supplying the defi- 
ciency so soon as he recovered. 

It ia not with the window that we are 
now dealing, as we shaJl reserve that for 
another able article; we are, metaphorical- 
ly, knocking at the door. 

The door is more intimately associated 
with our every-day lift than one would 
think, if he didn't thinlt anything about 
it. How cold and forbidding to some, and 
how slow to respond to their knock, while 
to others it wears a face as genial and in- 
viting as that of an old friend, and at their 
approach flies open like lovers' .arms in- 
viting to warmest embrace. Dark and 
stern it scowls from with'n its portals 
upon the houseless wanderer, who gazes 
sadly and plead'mgly ir its face as he half 
pauses on the sidewalk, and then creeps 
falteringly by ; but there is radiance in 
its look, and a welcome in its creak when 
the ioved and honored are invited to en- 

In the olden times il was usual for the 
wealthy and jhospitable to decorate their 
doors with ribbons tind banners, and 
above the door they sometimes inscribed 
a sentence, as " The Good House," or the 
nameofthe king who hhd honored the own- 
er with office and emoluments. There are 
inscriptions now, but they usually read 
" Mutual," " Home In.mrance Company," 
"To Let," or something of that kind, and 
the only banner we sei; is the red flag of 
the auctioneer. 

If .some of the ancient customs have 
passed away, there arii hospitable doors 
left yet ; doors that when opened reveal 
glimpses of brightnesfi, and gladness, and 
beauty that do the leart good to look 
upon. There are doors, too, that are 
never closed upim the unfortunate, and 
doors that long to receive back the way- 
ward wanderer, whose footsteps are 
ashamed or afraid to turn in the direction 
of their thresholds. Mournful doors 
there be, bearing thu significant crape 
that tells its own silent tale of the sorrow 
that is within, and thai preaches to us the 
eloquent, though oft u:3heeded, sermon of 

If the doors could only speak, what sto- 
ries they could tell. ( »f warm and joyous 
greetings ; of heart-fa teringg and toisgiv- 
ings, as trembUng ban is rang the bell ; of 
cold farewells ; of longing glanpes through 
tearful eyes, that follow the departing 
form of the loved oU'.' ; of the letter that 
brings joy, and the Uiessage that brings 
grief; of tender whisperings and loving 
partings; of billet-dvux going out, and 
bills coming in ; of gay we :diags arriving, 
and sad funerals departing Tell you, — 
tlie door sees a great teal of life in itsday. 
It sees your first visit to the outer world, 
borne in your nurse's arms. You give it 
a stunning slam as, with boyish shout, 
you hasten to your pay ; and when you 
'•come to be a man,' and learn to smoke 
and drink, and, therefore, find it necessa- 
ry to join a club, it Sees you stumble up 
the steps late at night, and laughs as you 
try to find the keyhol 2— tickling it, as one 
might say, with your night key. It sees 
you totter out and totter in when yon get 
old, and at last closes upon your final de- 
parture for your long home. Pray Heaven 
that the eternal door you knock at then is 
not shut upon you I 

We did not know there was so much in 
the door until we got to writing about it. 
Our attention had no: been attracted to it, 
owing, probably, to the fact that we were 
never " shown the door," not as we recol 
lect. Our only advice, in concludiBg, is, 
beware of evil doors. — Cincinnati Times. 

Oraudmother's Spectacles. 

TnEY had done good work in their day. 
They were large and round, so that when 
she saw a thing she saw it. There was a 
crack across the upper part of the glass, 
for many a baby had made them a play 
thicg.and all the grandchildren had at 
some time tried them on. They had some 
times been so dimmed with tears that she 
had to take them off and wupe them upon 
her apron before she could see through 
them at all. Her " second sight " had 
now come, and she would often l»t her 
glasses slip down, and then look over the 
top of them while she read. Grandmoth- 
er was pleased at this return of her vision. 
Getting along so well without them, she 
often lost her spectacles. Sometimes they 
would be for weeks untouched on the 
shelf, in the red morocco case, the flap up- 
lifted. She could now look off upon the 
hills, which for thirty years she had not 
been able to see from the piazza. Those 
were mistaken who thought she had no 
poetry in her soul. You could see it in 
the way she put her hand under the chin 
of a primrose or cultivated the geranium. 
Sitting on the piazza one evening, in her 
rocking chair, she saw a ladder of cloud 
set up against the sky, and thought how 
easy it would be for a spirit to climb it. 
She saw, in the deep glow of the sunset, 
a chariot of fire, drawu by horses of fire, 
and wondered who rode it. She saw a 
vapor floating thinly away, as though it 
were a wing aficending, and grandmother 
uttered in a low tone : " A vapor that ap.- 
peareth for a little season, and then van- 
isheth away." She saw a hill, higher than 
any she had ever before seen on the hori- 
zon, and on the top of It a king's castle. 
The motion of the rocking chair became 
slighter, until it stopped. The spectacles 
fell out of her lap. A child hearing it, 
ran to pick them up, and cried : " Grand- 
mother, what is the matter ?" She an- 
swered not. She never spoke again. Sec- 
ond sight had come ! Her vision had 
grown better and better. What she could 
not see now was not worth seeing. Not 
now through a glass, darkly ! Grand- 
mother ha(J no more need of spectacles ! 
—Iia\ T/iwms De Witt Talmage. 


The Son Spots. 

We are reaching the maximum of solar- 
spot activity, and we may also look for 
some grand auroral displays in connection 
with it, after which there will succeed a 
period of comparative rest for the next 
eleven years on the surface of the great 
orb which rules our system. The precise 
nature of the mysterious bond which 
unites sun-spots and auroral displays, is 
a question which just now is full of ab- 
sorbing interest to astronomers. They 
are evidently on the eve of some great dis- 
covery which will unite the chain whose 
links they hold, and give a clearer under- 
standing of the laws which govern the 
material universe, revealing the harmony 
and symmetrical beauty of the forces 
whose action they now ^imperfectly com- 

An English observer records in the Lon- 
don Timex some interesting observations 
which he made on the 10th of February. 
There were then eight groups of spots 
visible on the sun, some of them of enor- 
mous dimensions. Four of these groups 
were situated in the sun's northern hemi- 
sphere, two in the equatorial regions and 
two in the southern hemisphere. The 
largest single spot had a length of two 
minutes of an arc by a mean breadth of 
one minute, which is equal to a superfi- 
cial area of 1,458,000,000 millions of square 
raileP, or seven times the entire surface of 
the globe. 

Observations made a few days later, 
exhibited an entire change. The northern 
hemisphere of the sun presented a most 
remarkable llneitr series of six groups of 
spots, parallel with his equator, each 
group separated by the average length of 
one group from the next in order, and the 
whole forming a connected chain of not 
less than 400,000 miles in length. 

How full" of awe-inspiring interest are 
these sun-spots, with their black nuclei, 
their striped penumbne, and their ever- 
changing forms! How curious are the 
willow leaves, and rice grains, and mot- 
tled faculte, which the telescope reveals on 
their ragged edges ! How beyond com- 
prehension the immensity of these great 
rents in the luminous envelope of the sun, 
into which, were we to throw our entire 
globe, it would appear in their depths no 
larger than a rock rolled into the crater of 
a volcano i —Providence (R. I.) Journal. 

A GEXTLEM.vN of New ILivcn has a set 
of Spanish coins coined in Mexico, con- 
.sisiing of a dollar dated 1TCk>, half dollar, 
17tV.», quarter, IT 10, eighth, 17:<0. They 
are of the Charles the Third series. He 
has a Hanover coin dated 1G71. which has 
never been in circulation, and a Spanish 
piece of the reign of Ferdinand I., dated 
1>503. He has one Egyptian c<">pper coin 
2,000 years old, made in the reign of one 
of the Ptolemy's, and a Grecian coin of 
Antiochus, made l-"*') years before Christ. 
He haa thf first American half-dollar that 
was coint'^l. of the date of ITti} ; a dollar 
of the sec md year of the American coin- 
age, and a dollar of the year 1831, 
which tnere were but -fjo miade. 

"^ NiAGAnA has receded from a point 
where it was more than 200 feet high to its 
present position, witli a height of abont 
150 feet, and it is not unlikely tliat it may 
grind |its way back to th« lake which 
supplies it. On our continent, holding as 
it does more than three quarters of the 
fresh water of the world, are to be found 
the most mighty waterfalls and cataracts 
known, among which may be named 
Niagara, the falls of the Mi.ssouri river, 
the ShOi>honc Falls on the Snake river, 
'JIO feet in height and immense in volume, 
and the falls of the Yo-Semite. 

A Stupid Witness. 

Those who are in the habit of attending 
police and other courts must have ob- 
served the difficulty under which the law- 
yers and .Judges labor sometimes in get- 
ting witnesses to testify in legal form. 
The following, which recently tt)ok place 
at a Cincinnati court, is an amusing and 
perfect example : A. man had been caught 
in the act of theft, and pleaded in exten- 
uation that he was drunk : 

Court (to the policeman who was wit- 

" What did the man say when you ar- 
rested him ?" 
Witness. " He said he was drunk." 
Court. " I want his precise words, just 
as he uttered them; he didn't use the 
pronoun he, did he / He didn't say ' he 
was drunk.' " 

Witness. " Oh, yes, he did— he said he 
was drunk ; he acknowledged the corn." 

Court (getting impatient at the witness' 
stupidity). " You 'don't understand me 
at all ; I want the words as ho uttered 
them ; didn't he say, ' I was drunk ?' " 

Witness (deprecatingly). "Oh, no, 
your Honor. He didn't Siiy you was 
drunk: I wouldn't allow any man to 
charge that upon you in my presence." 

Prosecutor. " Pshaw, you don't com- 
prehend at alL His Honor means, did 
not the prisoner say to you, 'i was 

Witness (reflectively). "Well, he 
might have said you was drunk, but I 
didn't hear him." 

j Attorney for the prisoner. " What the 
1 Court desires is to have you state the 
I prisoner's own words, preserving the pre- 
I cise form of pronoun that he made use of 
' in reply. Was it the Ist person, I, the 2d 
' person,' thou, or the third person, he, she 
'or it? Now, then, sir (with severity), 
upon your oath, didn't my client say, ' J 
was drunk ?' " 

Witness (getting mad). " No, he didn't 
say you was drunk either, but if he had, I 
reckon he wouldn't a lied any. Do you 
'spoic the poor fellow charged this whole 
court with being drunk ?" 

As a general thing, we deprecate the 
use of slang phrases ; but there are some 
of them that seem so exactly expressive 
of a habit or characteristic that the most 
fastidious etymologist might be pardoned 
in the occasional use of them. 

■There is a kind of guerrilla English hav- 
ing its origin on the streets, along the 
wharves, among the newsboys, and every- 
where beyond the precincts of the schools. 
It annexes itself to the language in spite 
of dictionary makers; it will not be 
frowned away by the disapproval of any 
LL. D. ; it has its birth somewhere, some- 
how, because there is need of it; and 
presently it ascends from the servants' hall 
to the parlor and gets a foothold on the 
tapestry; the newspapers adopt it, and 
thus we have it engrafted upon the lan- 
guage. The erudite will tell us that this 
is all wrong ; that we ought to draw every 
expression from the "well of English un- 
defiled ;" and that (for instance) the word 
" cheek " signifies nothing else than " that 
part of the face below the eyes, on each 
side." But facts are facts, after all ; and 
people will continue to use this word in 
the highly expressive senses of " unblush- 
ing impudence," or "effrontery." We 
have selected it from the great stream of 
slang running through the speech of the 
people as perhaps better calculated than 
anv other to illustrate the wonderful ex- 
pressiveness of this " guerrilla English." 

"What d'ye think of young T ?" 

was lately asked in our hearing. 

"A cheeky boy," was the answer. 
Could volumes have spoken more accu- 
rately of fast, saucy young America than 

At table lately, a "lean and hungry" 
looking person, whose appearance denoted 
that " siiuare meals " were with him as 
angel visits, coolly appropriated the whole 
contents of an uncommon dish, of which 
the supply was known to be limited. His 
opposite sat waiting for the dish to reach 
him ; and as he saw it replaced, empty, 
upon the table, after this wholesale appro- 
priation of its contents, his vexation and 
disappointment found vent in one word, 
uttered with an emphasis that no amount 
of underscoring here can reproduce : 
"Cheek!" ^ ^ 

The other diners laughed and smiled 
approvingly, and the dinner-table private 
reddled from his nose beyond his ears. 
The lesson will not be lost on him. 

We have all had some experience on 
the railway trains with a class of people 
whose conduct can only flow from a plen- 
tiful supplv of the quality named herein. 
We enter a car, and the first view tells us 
that it is full— or nearly so. No vacant 
seats attract our eye. We walk on, and to 
us appears the figure of a spruce young 
man, with a look of hard decision about 
the ingles of his face, sitting by the win- 
dow, while a great valise beside him oc- 
cupies the balance of the seat. We stop, 
we hesitate; we don't like to address him, 
for we don't fancy that look ; but we want 
a seat. He looks straight out of Ihe win- 
dow, and pretends to be unaware of our 

"Sir!" say we. "Sir 

He turns his head, and contemplates us 
with a stony eye. 
" Sir— is the whole of this seat taken ?" 
" Yes sir !" 

He hurls the words at us like a charge 
of shot. We murmur indignantly, 
"Cheek," and pass on. No other word 
that we know of can describe such con- 

" Here is the bill for that suit you're 
wearing, Mr. Blue Jay," says the exas- 
perated tailor. " Do you propose to pay 
It or not, sir ? If I've presented it once, 
I have eleven times, sir." 

"Ah, indeed?" blandly replies the 
Jeremy Diddler, "Well, now, I think 
you'd better present it again, and that'll 
just make the even dozen, don't you see? 
I never did l;ke the odd numbers." 

Would anybody think of giving that 
any such mild name as impudence ? It is 
cheek— downright cheek. 

" Got any flour ?" asked a fellow who 
sauntered into a country store with his 
hands in his pockets. 
"Oh, yes, sir!" answers the merchant, 

with alacrity. " Extra and superfine " 

" Any sugar ?" 
- " Certainly, sir ; white and yellow cof- 
fee, crushed, powdered " 

" Butter ?" 

"Some has just come in— sweet and 
" Eggs ?" 

" Plenty of 'em, sir." 
" Well, I'm glad to hear it," drawls the 
joker. " These things are all useful in a 
fhmily, and I'm glad you've got 'em. Hope 
you'll not allow your family to be without 
' em. Good morning." 

Can this be called anything but 
" cheek," and that of the very cheekiest 
description ? 

The careless donkey who treads on 
your corns at an evening party, and then 
remarks, audibly, that some people have 
feet as large as school districts ; the young 
scamp who proposes marriage to every 
pretty girl of his acquaintance, "just to 
keep his hand in, so he can do it grace- 
fully when the right time comes;" the 
blood-sucker who offers to borrow |5 on 
the strength of as many minutes' acquain- 
tance ; the adventurer who energetically 
courts a handsome widow, and winds up 
his visits by an elopement with her daugh- 
ter ; the man who asks a woman her age, 
a politician his " conscientious opinion," 
a girl if she has ever had an offer, and any 
one for the amount of his income, — all 
these are memorable examples of a quali- 
ty of mind that is, and must continue to 
be known as '• cheek." 

We are not advocating the use of slang. 
We only say that this illegitimate English 
is most pangently expressive.- PAr«n<rf<)gi- 
ic'd Journal. 


Thk settlement of Cincinnati was com- 
menced in December, 1788. 

Se\'esty-8evkn different kinds of rice 
are cultivated in India. 

A LADY in Maine was left by the war 
with 31 orphan grandchildren. 

THKBEare said to be 500,000 French 
Canadians in the United States. 

A CoNNBcncuT coojier has made bar- 
rels enough to form a line ten mjles long. 

Maine calculates that she has a popula- 
tion of seven hundred thousand. 

A Paris female is reading people's for- 
tunes by the lines on their feet. 

The Jerseyman who invented T«tent- 
leather died recently, worth over f <J,000,- 
000. ^ , 

The outstanding five per cent, bonds 
of the State of Indiana will be redeemed 
lulyl. . 

An experiment in France proves that a 
horse wUl live for twenty-four days on 
water alone. 

"Month" is the sole unrhymable mon- 
osyllable in the English language, says the 
Beston Adveriiaer. 

The quantity of malt used in the United 
Kingdom in 1867 was 47,380,000 bushels, 
each making 18 gallons of beer. 

Indianapolis, Ind., proposes to cele- 
brate, on June 7, the fifleent^ anniversary 
of the location 01 the State Capital in that 


The Romanist population of the French 
Empire is 38.800,664 : the Protestant, 1,- 
501,950; the Jewish, 158,994. 

A MAN in New Orleans offers to fight 
an alligator under water, with only a knife, 
if some one will give him |500. 

The dwellers on the Rhine are wonder- 
ing at an old man of 76, who bathes m the 
icy river, and rests on a cake of ice. 

St John, N. B., has a mushroom, 

in a cellar during the winter, 

fifteen inches in circumftr- 

who married 
irs ago, now 
and sues him 

AccopDiNG to Schtm's Ecclesi^tioiL Al- 
manac, the ministers of the evangelical 
churches in this country number 4;J.600, 

Op the casts of suicide, mental dis/«rder 
is the most ;iClive, oae-third ot ah cases 
that occur being trac<iable to it . one-ninth 
to physical suffering ; one-tifhth to loss 
of propeity ; onc-lecih Ut remorse, shame, 
or fear if puniahnenl; one-eighth to 

family troubles ; one ninth to gaming and • or one V> every 619 of the Protestant pop- 
of j other victs, and a vtry snuiU proportion ! tilation. The whole number of church 
1 to disappointed love. ' I members is stated to be G,0<ji,976. 

* fc I I I fti 

A PLEASANT story has lately circulated 
about Count Bismarck. A country clergy- 
man, an old fellow-collegian of the 
Count's, was anxious to get his son into 
the marines, and at length summoned up 
courage to address his quondam comrade, 
entertaining, however, but faint hopes of 
the great Minister remembering him. Not 
being much in the tiabit of writing to 
grandees, the good man could not for 
gome time determine how to begin, but 
at length commenced his letter, " Your 
Highness." He soon received the follow- 
ing : " You old blockhead, you ! do you 
think I have forgotten the happy time 
when we studied and drank together in 
Gotten berg, and when we were so often 
wailing on each other? And now, how 
can you address me in such a foolish way? 
Pray never again call me Highness. Let 
us continue on the same terms as of old. 
As to your boy, send him to me. I'll take 
care of him." 

A Bor-TON paper says that there are 
j very few railroads in New England whose 
receipts ar** not now fr'^ra 10 ' to .5'V> p' r 
I c*;nt. in excess of the original ebtimates. 




A CoNNECTicrr woman, 
her father-in-law a few years ago, now 
thinks the marriage null, 
for services as housekeeper. 

A COUNTRY Postmaster in New York 
State has posted a notice m his r,{hce di- 
retting people "to lick their own stamps, 
else the letters won't go.' 

The leaves of the coffee plant are now 
proposed as a substitute for tea. In bu- 
raatra the natives cultivate the plant al- 
most entirely for the leaves. 

AccoBDiNO to the circular of Messrs. 
Dupee, Beck & Sayles, of Boston, he 
amount of fine copper secured from the 
Lake «;unerior mines during 1869 realizea 

23,483,079 pounds. 

The salary of M. Emile OUivier^ the 
Prime Minister of France, is lOO.OWl 
francs. He draws it in monthly install- 
ments. His own income, besides, amounts 
to some 30,000 francs more. 

The Pittsfield Ea^e says there is a 
woman living on Washington Mountain 
who is the mother of twenty-five children, 
twenty-three of whom are now hving, 
and a more healthy woman is seldom 

It is stated positively that there is a 
young lady in one of the Biddeford 
(Maine) mills who is worth at least 
$10,000, but who works (luietly day by 
day, earning her six dollars weekly, in- 
stead of retiring with a competency. 

It is said that the machine power of 
England and Wales is competent to per- 
form the labor of neariy six hundred 
millions of men, and is probably greater 
in productive capacity than the hibor 
power of all the world beside. 

London city pauperism increases The 
number of paupers in that city In the 
second week in March was 1.4,<b0, to 
contrast with 149.105 for the same week 
in 1869. The indoor poor were 37,<Jd7 
against 36,788. 

Jeddo, the capital of Japan, is, without 
exception, the largest and most populous 
city in the world. In contains the vast 
number of 1,000,000 dwellings, and 5 000,- 
000 human souls. Many of the streets are 
nineteen Japaneseries in length— «2 Eng- 
lish miles. . , 

Thebe is a man in the vicinity ol 
Cedar Keys, Fla., who has twenty-two 
children living. The family subsist prin- 
cipally on fish and oysters. They have 
never had a plate or a cup and saucer in 
their house. In lieu of cups they use 
gourds and shells. 

A MI88IONAKY in India lately preached 
on the subject of faith, illustrated by the 
story of Abraham and Isaac, with such 
magnetic eloquence that one of his native 
hearers immediately went home and 
slaughtered his son and offered him up as 
a sacrifice. 

The number of newspapers in Germany 
in 1869 are officially reported at 581 polit- 
ical, and 1,402 non-political. Of the po- 
litical, only one, viz. : the Koelni$cJu Zei- 
ten^ -issues above 10,000 copies, rising 
towards 15,090 ; 505 do. not exceed 1,000 

There are now laid and In operation, 
in all parU of the globe, 64 lines of sub- 
marine telegraph, embracing 22,000 miles 
of distance. Nothing is lacking now to 
an elef;tric girdle around the world but 
a line from San Francisco to China, across 
the Pacific Ocean. 

A French chemist has succeeded in 
producing a paint with which to illumi- 
nate numbers of street doors at night. 
Figures traced with it shine 84^ as to be 
read through the most profound darkness ; 
and the preparation of the compound is 
said to be simple, inexpensive, and unin- 
jurious in any way. 

The Chinese never have any pockets, 
the only places answering for such being 
the capacious sleeves. Speaking of the 
compression of the women's feet, and the 
painful process of compression, a mission- 
ary recently said he regarded it as less re- 
volting, and far less injtirions than the 
practice of compressing the waist by 

The total value of property reported 
stolen in Chicago the past year, was $203,- 
292 ; total value of stolen property recov- 
ered, 1130.902. The total amount nf fines 
assessed in the Police Court was f 170.576; 
total number of arrests, 28.078 ; of these, 
23,073 were males, and 5,005 females ; 
married, 7,852 ; single, 20,.j26. The num- 
ber of lost children was 1,067, and the 
number of lodijers accommodated, 2,755. 

A Baltimore correspondent writes: 
" Thunder sours milk and kills oysters. 
Y'ou may load a vessel to its utmost ca- 
pacity, start for market, and one good round 
clap of thunder will kill every oyster in 
the vesiel immediately. Pounding with 
an axe upon the deck of a vessel, when 
oysters are thereon, or pounding upon 
the "id"- o* • v'«<-i 
■will kill every 




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rilE FKEK HOiMt:ST£AD , For.b.rr«Hoa..«..d. 


WEI)>-ESDAY, APRIL 27, 1870. 

For the Fre« Home«teftd. 

Utmuval of Hamliue ITMlTerslty. 
Mr. Editor: — I law in your l««t i»sue a no- 
tice of the Mathodist Educational Convention 
to be held at Faribault Ma/ 5tb. I am very 

No 8. 
Wisdom and Spirit of the nDiven" ! 
Tbou Soul, that art the eternity of ttvought t 
Aud glTs't to rormi and Imagei abritatb 
▲ad everlaallag motion I 


ir the origin and heralding of our sphr re 
called into passiouate action the unear \,\x\j 
choir to the King eternal, how ii it that ^ccom- 

Tb« Houf* paiied a cungreMiunal appor- 
lionaent h\i\ on the 18th init., which providM 
for an ■* dditional number of niombcrs. tthould 
tb« bill paAi the Senate, Miuueseta w.U hare 

or.a CoBgreiiAin at large to elect ihii jc»r, 

and puisibly two. 

glad you called attention to it. It ia a very ' plished earthly choirs, with the oamr glor'.oua 
important affair to the Methodista of Minneso- ' earth har^giag in the e/spfy space before them 

ta; yea more, to every citizen of our -growing 
State, for I Uke it for granted that all are in- 
terested, or ought to be, in our educational in- 
•titutions. The remoral of Ilamline Unirert- 
itr from Red Wing it one of the most impor> 
tant itemi to come before the Conventiun. 

with inoomparably addition* j beautifulness 
can cer»3e the lay and hang t'j^ harps? 

W,th this ftuuiirably ac> ^r^ed and Ustefully 

diversified .cenery evr , ^^ j^^^^j^ j^j „, ^itjj 

I unabated pleasure listen to the multifariou:^, 

, yet harmonious tuunds, inhale the reviving at- 

The last break in the tunnel at St. Anthony 
re.'ulted in undermining the Summit Mill, 
Moulton'i Plaiuinjt Mill, and the warehouse 
belonging to the I«land Mills. Total lots, esti- 
mated, $2U,u0g. 


Hare been before the publk for nearly 


They have beeasudjected to the SEVERBST 
TESTS and th. most Bitter Competition; they 
alone took tlie I'irit Premium at the 

3". IB .Ab XT SI jH. €J0 ^-•^^ ^-f 

Alao GmmhiI JLcavte fer 

•v^tm:. ^iisr^BE Ac GO'S 

and other First Cttu» 


Hope for the safety of the City of Boston has 
at last died out. This is the fourth steamer 
that has vanished with all on board. The oth- 
ers are the President, City of Glasgow, and the 
I Pacific. 

Far is Exposition, 


and the 

Hamtine University was astabliihed is 1S54, ' moephere, soo'^t the sweet odors, taste the deli- I 
and thus far hai accomplished a glori ^q, ^ork ; •»<>«» f™»t> »na range here and there, delight- I 
in educating the youth of our State. lu doors f""/ ba^'iing in the glorious sunbeam*. Let 
have stood wide open, we und .,j,jana^fo, ,he | tis oas'. ^ff our dullness of apprehension and 

•o thp 


admisiion of both sexes, and ,-,d, b, ,4^, they 
hare toiled, competed and ^^n. This ii Mit , 
should be. Gentlemen .^^j «p ^i a U.iversi- ! 
ty away from thf pr ^j^^^ ^f ,,^^g ^„ j^ ^^q. : 
ger of heeoming ^^.^j, unpoHshed. On t>., ', 
other hand la''^^ ^„ ^^^ ^^^^ careful of \ 
their generfl\ app,ar»ne^ wrjrd*, acts, recita- i 
tiont, ie ,^^i»,n 45,, .. je^^ienien are around/ 
'.llxTtb parties ate greatly benefitted by 
.icr^tshool assoeianons. 
The property of the University and its en- 
•dowment afv valued at $1.3,256.55 Indelted- 
&ets $5,»o9.72. (« onferenoe Minutes 18C9.) 

Itaf^^ears that with its present endowment 
It oasnol fully su.<tain its reputation as a Uni- 
veraity. It must have more money or kink in 
to mediocrity, or perhaps '• die a natural 
ieatb." At the last CoVieronee, held at Min- 
o«»polis Oct. 7tb, 1969. the Committee on Ed- 
ucation submitted the foUwwing resolution, in 

" That we coorur in the request of the Trus- 
tOMof llaatino University that the Conference 
call a delegated educational Convention, and 
would lecoinmeud that such Convention be 

coir.e forth prominently to the praise of the 
i'ovcireign Creator of all these invaluable 
g.-atifications, and exclaim with the sweet sing- 
er of Isrwl,— "my heart is fixed, I will eing 
and give praise. Awake up my glory, awake 
psalter and harp, I will awake early." This 
j political King was pious, just as every ojKcial. 
' especially should bo. He played and sung to 
■ the great King of Kings— he played and stfhg 
I skillfully. He made a loud noise. It is safe 
I to make a loud, either in playing, or 
1 praying or singing. — the only difiiculty is do- 
ing it in keeping with the bible- skillfully. 
: Music is masic, whether it be vocal or instru- 
mental, plaintive or cheerful. Music consists 
' of sounds which are pleasing to the ear; I 
I moan the correct ear, for I would not have it 
judged by ihe inharmonious ear referred to in 
my former article. Not every sound is music, 
be it high or low, quick or slow, strait or lig- 
lag ; but only those sweet, harmonious, or me- 
lodious rhythmical sounds which please instead 
of grating on the ear. Music in this world is 
probably coeval with our race. Long before 
the art of writing, when all important history 

held At FaribauU. Thoraday.May 5th, 1870. to j "»* handed down from ago to age, oral rhythm ni fl. 

consist of tne PrBaohers of the Conference, and ', "nd song were cultivated, partly from the very , India ClOtJly 
one delegate from each charge ; that the Com- , nature of things, and partly to assist the mem- 
misjionors on ibe removal of Hamline Uiii\ers- 1 ory. But it toon contributed to the .'olemniliefl 
ity (it appears that a Commission had been I of Religion. 

There are said to be 468,455 Masons in this 
country and Britit^b America. 

^PKliNli and ISUMMLRlToOlTS 

Just received at the Store of 


in Winnebago Citv, Minn. 


j2Eff- No More Credit. "^Jf. 

Quick Cash Sales & Small Profits. 





Cassimere Delams, 

Belgian Delains, 

Rep Delains, 

where all Mnohinesof any note were in compe- 
tition ; and the 


at the MrwsEsoTA Statk Faih of 1869, held 
at Rochester. Nearly 


of them are bunily working in all (.arts of the 




I and to-day it stands, in the language of the 
Scitntijie Atnti-ican, 

'•Without a Rival," 

Foremost among Family Sewing Machines, 
both in Europ'9 and America. 

It doet more work than any other machine now 

in Mie. It ^„,. _„ 




I a >uperinr Munner, 

I Making the Lock 84 itch 

without the hid of a aiiuUU, aud inaVnt wo 

Mas. H. W. HOLLEY, 
Agent at Winnebago City. 

General Agvney for South weit Minuetota, in 
Mankat: Chables Ruhsette, 

328yl Agent. 


Ia the matter oTthe Eatate «f Lcoaldn Baitlctt Df' 


Letters of Adaabiiatratiea on aald Estate havtog 
been granted to the undcaiitBed on th" 88th day of 
March ISTO, nvtlec is herrhy given, that six noatka 
from and after said day. have been allowed and Uailt- 
ed for credHora to present their claims afalnst said 
estate, for examination and allowance, and that on 
asth day of September. A. D., 187u, at tea o'elock A. 
H.,*%, the Probate Ofllce In Bine Earth City. Pari^ 
bault Conniy, MInneaou, the Jadge of Probate of 
said eonnty, will bear, examine and allow claims 
against tlie estate of the deccHSed li any there be. 

Dated this4lh day of April A D., 1670. 


886w8 Administrator. 



appointeil by the Corference of 1S6S; shall 
report to this Convention in full, all prnposi 
tions that may be in their possession. and after 
considering with entire freedom the who 
question of education as it stands related to 
our church tu the State, they rbail have power 
to decide for the Conference tbe question of the 

About 3600 years ago, both vocal and instru- 
mental music was in common use, and doubt- 
less from time immemorial has been cultivated 
as a science. It has thus been cultivated in 
Egypt at least 3200 years. Since which time» 
if not before, every nation, however uncultiva- 
ted, has had its music of various kinds. The 

. .• r II .„i:„« !.,:.....>;»<■" ' atvle ol performance for Some 800 years was a 

localioc of ilamlioe University. .1 

The names of tbe Commis.iontrs are as fol- | mere coniinuous recitative. About COO years 
Cobb, D. Brooks. C. Uobart, 0. > b«fo" Christ, however, it was cultivated more 


Prooks, I. F. Chaffee, J. Brooks. J. 0. Rich, 

T. Day, J. W. Martin, U. Uoodsell, and J. 


Faribault has ofTered $25,^00 to have it 
located there. Minnenpolis, Hocbester. Wi- 
r.ona, and St. Paul, we understand, want it. 
Individually we should uot have any objec- 
tions to have it com<? to Winnebago City. We 
he*rd one citizen say that be would give forty 
acres of land to have it come. Forty acres of 
land in some cities that weretsnce as small as 
Winnebago, would bring it here sure. We 
await the result with interest. 



liitereatiuj; to \> ives. 

The Rtrolution, Miss Pusan B. Anthony's 

scientifically. Among the Jews, vocal and in- 
strumental music constituted a very consider- 
able part of divine worship. This pleasing 
state of things continued until their apostacy 
and consequent dispersion, when they lost the , iclevted assortment of 
spirit of singing, and with it, of course, the 
power and glory. Then, and not till then, they 
hung their hitherto cheerful haq)s on weeping 
willows; too significant of themselves; for 
they were taught to uce them only in the ser- 
vice of their maker. But it is not the case now. 
Music, as Wesley sings, — music, alas, too long 

I has been pres.-ied to obey the devil. We say 
pressed, because there ib no reciprocation— a 

j wicked department has nothing congenial to 
return for heavenly harmony. Sin should not ' 
be abetted ; but music will aid everything to 

! which it is applied ; hence it should not be . 


Chinchilla Popinlo, 
Ruffle Skirts and Boulevard Skirts, 


Japanese Cloth. 




^. P. Needham & Son and B. Snomnger « uo. b 

Manufacturers and Importers of 



Juei Fubli*hed in a Sealed Envelope, Priet 
lix eentt. 
A Lcctnre on tba Watsre* Treatment 

and Radical Cars ef Speiinatorrhoe, or Srminal 
Weakness, luvoltintary Kmis»i<us. Pexual Debility 
and Impedlmenu to Marriage gener«lly. Nervous- 
ness, Consumption, Epllfpi'y and Pits Mental and 
PhysicHl Incapacity, r««ullin|: from 8elf-A»'Oie. Ac. 
By ROBKHT J. CLLVEBWELL, M. D., Author of 
the "Green Book," 4c. 

The world-reirowned author, In this admirable 
Lecture, cle«irly prove* fr-iw his own uperlencf that 
tlic awful eonceqiienre of ^If-Abu^e ro«y be effectu- 
ally removed wilbnot m>^dicltie, and without danger- 
ou* sariciCMl operations, bougies, Inrtruincntt. rintS 
or cordials, pointing ou> a mode of cure at once cer- 
tain and effectual, by which every ^ufftrer, r.o mtiiler 
what hisco'-dition maybe, mav cure tiirapelf, clu-Hply, 
privately and radically THIS LECTlKt WILL. 


S.-nt under seal, to any address, In a plain envel- 



•DC, onth«receipc%f»ixcenU. ortwop stage (Umpa. 
Also Dr. Culverwell't "Marrlaj* Guide." price «* 
cents. AddreatUe Publisbei. 


TtT Bowery. New York, Post Office Box 4.586. 



In addition to the above mentioned articles 
o! tbe present most fashionable patterns, you 
willaiways find at O. K. MOULTON'S a well 


Including a 



Lard, AVheat, Corn, 

Onions, Flour, Meal, <tc., &c. 


Bod and Mould-Board 



. - ,, „„..„, applied to sin. Mu.--ic is right. So certain as 

cancr. sueeestn to wives tho following novel t^r " 

Lthod of making money, by an ofd j,ror^,f^^-r. c^n .,roug ^u h^rmovj and melo- 
and •• 'tis pity, pity 'tis, 'tis true," that ,he ha. dy.^° "^tain there can be no wrong in mus.o. 
Bot the privilege of profiting by her own ad- ^\'r"ng m»"io »« °»*- ""^'c, it is a contradiction 


Oockery, Glassware, 


The great want of women at present is mon- 
ey — money for their pers-onal want.«, and mon- 
ey to carry out their jilans. I propose that 
they slall earn, that they shall consider it as 
honorable to work for money as for board, and 
I demand for them equal pay for equal woik. 
I demand that the bearing and rearing of chil- 
dren, tho m3?t exacting of employments, and 

in terms. Every thing pertaining to a wicked' 

department ii discorflant and unpleasant. ! LaiTipd, L.auternS, 

Now, if mu.xJc be there it is there through mis- 

tak,c, or forced there. If a man with murder 

in Lis heart and with intent to commit the act, ' o t j T1 

pour forth sweet melodious strains from either ; Oil, SugUr HucketS and liOXeS, 


Warranted to scour in an} kind of soil, and 
hardened by a process known ouiy to our- 

Manufactured entirely of iron and steel. 




Boots, Shoes. Crokery and 


Prints, DeLuines, Bleached and 
Unbleached Cotton, 


Bats aad Caps, Cloths, 

Also, Sugar, Tea, Coffee. Syrup, Molasses, 

Kerosene and Machine Oil, « heat, Oats, Flour, 


Crockery : Cups and Saucers, Plates 

Meat Dishes, Ewers and Basins 

Glass Lamps and Chimneys, Comet Sun Bum- 
•rs and Chimneys, 

Lanterns^ Tumblers, Goblets, 


BOOTS and SHOES made to order and 
repairing neatly done. 200tf 


New Goods. 


Dealers ia 

Stoves. Tin 

farmino implbmewts 



aanfaetut-ers af 


and all kinds of 


A fia» ass«fftK«nt af 

Table and Pocket Cutlery. 

Grind-Stones and Hangings, 

Choire Farming Land». 

200.00U Acres of Unrivalled 

8»vthera Miaaessta Railroad Compaa*' 

M. GONANT, - - Laud Cummiuiouerr 

La Cross*, Wis, 

This company offers Lands of the very best 
quality, and on terms must favorable to set- 
tlers. Their Lands lie in thst most lertila 
reifion, the southern tier of couniiei of Minne- 
sota. They extend lr<.m the Mississippi to 
the Western Soundries ol the State, and on 
and ne^r Ihe line if this and other Kailrcads^ 
They include richest prairie lands, a beautiful 
lake cuontry and well timbered toreii tract*. 
The climate is as healthy as any in the world. 
The whole region is being rapidly rcttlcd and 
improved. Lands now held at moder^to 
prices are Sure to rise in value with ibe quick 
process ut improvement. 

Price, f4 to $12, lor ca«h or on credit : when 
sold on creilit, one-fourth down ard the re*r 
due in yearly instalments, with interest yerr- 
ly in adrance. All commonvcations should- 
be addressed as above. 326tf 


F. WINSniP. 




Machine and Kerosene | of the most approved pattern, auo 

voii« or harp, we would judge it unnatural — a 
strange commixture of madness and good-na- 

involving the most teriible risks, >ha!l he the murder and mu^ic. If a culprit, justcon- 

be^t paid work in the world, and husbands ' „ ,„ u« 

»halJ treat their wives with at lea^tt a* much j demned to capital punishment, and soon to be 



The attention of Close Buyers is invited to 
consideration and acknowleage thtm entitled ; executed, ^-houlJ earnestly request a violin, and i,iy large ossurtment of goods, as I am confi 

to a» much money as wet nur."';?. actually play and sing a major piece, would he j^nt that I can suit them with GOOb.S and 

The meaiiinz of this is, that wives are about ,. 1 u „,>.^w-- 

to strike for greenback- so muvh fur every not be judged insane, or very strangely hypo- PRICES, 

bahv born. No greenbacks, no more sons aad critical? Ilow then can it be esteemed consis- 

danghters. No greenbacks^ no raoro^ l*' ?",'** tent for any who are exposed to the "second 

No greenbacks, no more pcpula- 
tian ; no more boys to carry on the great en- 
terprises of the age. Tho xCAles of prices for 
natemal dutiw-s are as follows : 

Oirl babies S'OO 

Boy babies 200 

Twin babies •'^00 

Twins (both boys) -HX) 

Triplets COO 

Triplets lall boys) 1,000 

Terms : C. 0. D. No credit beyond first 

Winnebago City, April 20th, 18/0. 

death," to eagerly seek for the sweetest in- 
gtruments of music, tending to joy and glad- 
ness, claiming that they belong almost ex- 
cluiively to their department, and that Christ- 
ians should have no part or lot in the joyful 

EVIL.— Prov. 22 3. 

Fire destroys annually in the United Ststes, 
j tw.* huudred million dollars' worth of proper- 
I ty. 
concernment? I claim that music, both vocal I Eighty to ninety per cent, of all fires are 
and instrumental, belongs to God and the good. ] discovered iu their incipiency but there are 
" '6 • ; no mi ans to put them out. tive minutes de- 

There is an unchangable adaptedncss to the , , ^^^ ^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ g^^ engines may uot con- 

child, the motto being, i'ay up, or ary "P- ^j^^^j^. ^f t^e bad and to the rejoicing of , t»ol them, and if in season to arrest the 


I the wise if this sentiment be not in strict keep- 
I ing with logic and good taste. 

How the I-aborcra on the St. Patil & 
Siuux City Railroad live. 

Sbanties are being erected along tbe lino and 
are inginiously arranged so as to hold sixty- 
faur men to each shsnty. 

Each sbanty has th rty-two bunks and two 
men to e»cb bunk. Each man is supplied with 
a new do^n straw bed. two blankets, ore t-.w- j A large and 

-1. tin plate, tin cup, knife B-.d f-rk, iron \ pagf,, magnificently illus-trated with 105 en- 

*'"''• ^'^ grav.ngs ty thoborit French artists, oonstitu- 


••Pariis by !$uulit;ht and Gasll^bt." A 

work d'teiijttiv* 0/ tlif- My»ter\ei anil Mineriei, 
the Virtue*. Vicei, Splendom. and Crime* oj the 
C.ttj of I'ari: — /fy Jawe* D. McCtibe, Jr. Xa- 
tionnl Puhlteliitig Co., Chicago. 

attractive v..lume of over 800 

minutes with »h« Extingisher when tirst dis- 
ci. vered, would save all. Delay brings ruin. 
"Prevention is better than cure." 




Manufactursd from Eastern timber. 

By First-class Workmen. 

Wianebai'O City, Minn., Feb. 17th, 1869. 
' 277tf 





• potin. tea icpoon. basin, Jkc. They h 
twice a day, pork on.-e. joffee ibie- timci 
da>, with su){«r and cream, beins, rice, uofa- 
toes. fish. ham. tne best of light bread, Ac 
Each shanty is supplied wifb a cooking stove 
and a milch cow Ac. Mr. Philkins. formerly 
01 the American House, St. Paul, anda^.' f r- 
merly proprietor of the GauU House, St. Louis 
ie tbe chief iook. 

They take breakfast and supper in tbe shan 
ties and dinner is brouschi to them on the 
grou'id. in order to SHve time i,nd tbe unneo 
essary labor of wiilkin< aftrr iU 

1 bose arranifemonl* differ from most all 
other railroad »r'-»ngei»ient', but we are im 
pressed wi!h Ihe laca th:it nothing >.etier ouN 
*•• proposed, and that Gen. Bishop understands 
bis business. 

ihe sbaniies are to be scon-ed out nice and 
clean every di»y, an 1 the men are to wash 
thrmsclves before esting. and keep perfectly 

ting the most attractive book ever issued upon 
ihe subject. It is as instructive as a history, 
•in'l as thrilling as the best sensation novel 
eve' writ?e:i. The extent of ground over which 
it'» >« remarkable, fr there is nothing in 
ParV worth seeing or hearing of that is not 

disco, 8 d iu it- i' '»''*=' '^<= '■"'•*^ '°*° P'*^" 
w..er8 he wouiJ not dare to venture himself, 
and leads him fVom the «Plcndors of the Impe- 
rial palai-cs to the horrors of .'he Catacombs. It 
introduces him to viilue acd vice m the gay 
City, and sliows bow the latter qual'ty leads 
all cla.^ses after it. It takes us "Behind the 
Scene.s," aniLtclis ns many a queer sto.'y of the 
"aristoorAc^." and peeps with us into the "fatal 
regi<t«r''in which the "lost women" are in- 
scribed. It shows us the riotous joys of stu- 
dent life, and tells us the secrets of the great 
pawn broker establishment It tells of adven- 



i •« ^ 

Ii th« Cheapeat and Beit Proteotioa 


In^nrance Companies reduce rates where it 
is introduced. Is charged with Carbonic Acid 

c-'-au Ifanyoffhem vJ-iUtes the rule* they turers and adventuresses, and -hows how Uiey q^, ,he most powertul extinguisher of fire 

- fasten upon and bleed their victims. It initi- ; jj^^^n Charged in Ten Seeonds— recharged 

are at once discharged. It iscanduo'fd sorae 
what after the Style of awell managed garrison 
— People* Journal. 

Thb NoaxHwaiTEaM Fiat EzniiortsBEa Co, 

ates us into the mysteries of the 'Secret Police, . ^^ ^^^^^ minute lihrows 40 to 60 feet 

and carries us to watch the fan- Can at Ma- 

bille. ItUk«sthe masks from the faces of 1 PRICE, $J0.CO 

Ihe revellers at the Carnival balls, and shows 1 

us a fearful scene I fdemoraliiation. It abounds | ^^ 

in the most brilliant and spicy descriptions of 

the secrets and mysteries of the wi,ked City, 

and IS full of the most thrilling interest. But 
, riT . it is not only a sensational work. It i* over- 
following, from the impromptu remarks et Uon. ^^^^^^ ,,j,i, ,oijd information, and hiitory and 
Mark U. Danncll on the occasion : j biography are served out to us with all the at- 

The Iniversity of Minnesota is now open tractireness of romance. To those who con- 
to Ih.youih"o'f .'he Sute. May they come ,0 template a visit to P«is now. o^r _at ^some fn- 
it !rom every county, find culture, and then 

Boots 4& Shoes 




Qo to Thompsoa'i for your Bo«t«. 

Breaidn^ aad Cteiaiay 


Fence- Wire, t£c., «f<r. 
J- H.WeWh, WnuWallaee, Chas. Walbuso. 
WiiiBehaga City, M^an. 
April 7th, IS68. 

VTe have received a pamphlet ^ortainirg the 
• JdrebScs at tbe Inauguration of Prof. W. W. 
Folwell. as President of the University of 
WinoL-sota. December 22d, 1S69. and quote the 


Send for Circular. 



F. W. FAR WELL, See'y, 

122 Washington St., Chicago. 

tore time — and there are but few Americans j 
'tVx*xn tV their sev-ral loc .lilies fitted for lire, who do not cherish this »'«>P'-/'^„*»^°^'» , ''2; 
cfj^^nent success in the pro.essions and the ral-able. ^o those who cannot go it »nn alj 
de*. May thousands of them come hith so be very valuable. It will afford tl-e™ " 
at«. .iaj >M , „ ^^y^f^^B^ y,ry ext«insive a«|nainUDce With I 

Winnebago City <fe Jackson 



»r and pome as loHiC as oMi beloved State shall - .-..v „.„; 

liist Way.hev sU accept iti. motto of the the leading object, of interest in the gay cp - 

rrlsUlen U .h»t th- Di^4omah,r. a^-^a red shall Ul of France, pursued often into the most rui- 

truthful expi.ssion, an evidence of real nute details, the book is sold by subscnpUon 

bo a 

May the Alumni of this University ♦>• pr»«4 

ol Bcr. As fi.'in yvar t) ye*r, through the 
Ifenerations, they shall celebrate her Com- 
meneem-nt Day, may they find ber riforaiM 
and glorious. 


Laavei Winnebago City every Friday at 3 
o'clock p. m., and arrivafat Jackson at 6 
o'clock p. m. every Saturday. 

Leaves Jackson every Monday at 6 o'clock a. 
m., and arrives at Winnebago City at » 
o'clock a. m. every Tues.lay, making close 
connection with the Mankato stage. 
Passengers by this route p«ss through Wa- 

verly, Horricon, May, and Walnut grove, aad 

The revival meetings in Mankato are iB«rM«- 
;i^ in iat»r«.t. Three meetings aie holi d*i- 


' Gta. Lopei was kUleJ on the 1st of March, by 

» Praailiaa lancer. H« was the President of j ride'only id tbe day-time. 
I Paiacaay, and had long b«en contending | W. OP ANT. Proprietor 

against fearful tdi*, for the right to an outlet j Winnebago CitT . July 14th, ISgg 

to the ocean, which Paraguay claimed. No Boarding HocsE.—Thare are now good ao 
' loader able to fight, Paraguay miut BOW anc- ' oommodations for a few bdirders at the resi 

camh fj tb« BraiilUo rule. • <l^nce of Mi. T. H. ^ebb. 




At Thompson's, opposite the CoUini HoaM 
Winnebago City, Mina. 


Wholesale De.nlers in 



No. 93 Third Street 
ST. PAUL, - - . • MINN. 


A full Assortment of 

Dress Goods ! 

Consisting of 

Delaines, Poplins, 

Tycoon Reps, 

Alnaeas, Merinos, 4c. 

Together with a full Lino of 

Ginghams, Prints, 

Tickings, Sheetings, 


Woolens, Jeans, 

Satinettes, Caasimeres, 

Also a Large Bapply of 







And all other Qoods necessary to make op a 

full aad complete aseortment for tova 

•ad country trade. 

Winnebago City, ^ept.21 A36» 




&c., &c.. 

Col to order from 
either I t;» l i a n or 
A M E Ti I c A K marble, 
and set up in good 
taste Mr. J. *». Sul- 
livan is OUT practical de- 
t'ignerrund itll orders »r» 
filled nccoriiJng^ to speeifiw 
aliens. I', however, the 
taitte of Mr. ga11iv.4n is 
consulted, the design* aro 
guaranteed to be unique. Tho 
work recommend* iiselt- Or- 
ders from a distance promptly 
attended to. 

Fishier & Sullivan, 

JuneSth. 1869. 293 





Flonr from No 1 wheat Ojtts, 
Corn, <tc., &., at the lowest market 

Fresh Meat, 



as good as can anywhere be 
found, and 


One door 8outh of the old stand 
on Blue Earth Avenue. 


Winnebago City, Jan. 19th 1870. 32&tf 



CNirksT IN THE WORLO.!^ } 


Bew York Office^ 27 B££I:MA5 SZ 

/-^ p. PEABODY, 





Vo. Iu7 Third Street, 

St. Paul, Minnesota. 


After car»f"l investigation by eomfcteni 
judgeii, it hss been fully and fairly decided 
that thv best place to purchase 




and ia faot any kiad at Saods. are at the Stora 

R. M. Wilson, 

Sooend door Sotrtb •€ Mm Fost OSce, 
where wore Uoods can bo bad fot u«>« doUa 
than any other 


ia Faribanlt Coaaty. 


per N. W. Saboikt. 

Winaofctfo City, Jan. 19th 1870. SSfttT 




I« aow prepared to give Lottoni oa tho 

X«na« Modt kaown on application. 

iUtt Wiaaabafo City. 



WE have opoaed a shop on Blno Earth 
AvoDne, tor all kinds of BlaeasvitbinCt 
wagon repairing. Ae.,aad will be found eon- 
•tantly on baad and ready to aeeommodalo oar 

Attention is called to tbofollowiaf prieoa : 

Horeo shooing, p«r spaa ...$4.00 

^ V W BBOC ••■•••••• ••••••••• ••••••»•• •••••••*• ••■••••• W 

^^* 'l^^S 9Bv9 •••#••••• •■•••••••••••••••• ••••••••••«•• *V 

We gatrantao witiro MtiafaatiaB ta all who 
nay palroa so at. 

Wiaaabago City, April 30tb, 1870. 337tf 

^I^KAD'8 BOrCL. 


L S. ME \3, ' Propriator. 
Billiard tablw art eoaaoetod with tbo baoM, 

No. 8 cook-stoves foraished complete for $2 and tbara Is good ttablias «D tb* pramiM*. 
at »bo Hardwart St^ro is M'ino«b»g'> City. . 2*2yl 

Winnebago City & Waieca- 

Lieavet Winnebago City, e^ery day cieopC 
Fatojdays, aad Waeo«aoT«ry day eaoept Mon- 

Tbio route lies tbrongb WILTON, MINNE- 

PassoBgrrt by this ••» aad popniar routa 
will save TWENTY MILES of travel, atd 
Boney. and will ride only in tbo daytime, 
going tbroagb in ONE dav. 

THOMAS OEORtiE. Fmprielor. 
Wioaebago City. Nwv. )8tb 18*8. 3ft4tr 



Fortale, orto ozebanse for an <aproTc4 
larB, or naiBproved laadt, in Minnesota, a 
spleadid farB of 370 4cr*s. In Oreea Lake 
eoaaty, Wisooasia, upon which there is tbo 
Beat Farm Bout* in tk* Count}/, one Tenant 
boase, tbtee Bams, one Oranery,. and Oat- 
bail dingo ia abaadanco. Sixtjf mtrtt o/ «]»/•«• 
did Timber. Ill acr«4 aoder eultivatton, aod 
Ibe renaiader in Meadow and Pasture. A 

I*a«r* Orchard ia Bearlnf , 
aad a«7 aBonat of saall fruit, SbrubScry, 
Flower*. A«. Address 


iZiwi Oreoa Lake Co., Vis. 


- >>' 

THE FREE HOMESTEAD. G. S.ker. Shopnex.aoorloK.cI.ardsoa.^ 
JiXXl-. X tVlJJ^ AAV^.ixA- atteutloli paid to rrpairiiig c.oclti. 




Specl.l noHresln re»Air.g c>\umnt. ten ceM? per 
Une for the flr* insertion, and Jive cents per line for 
•nch »ul)S«-queut lu>ert!un. . .^ - 

Alvertin-meais orcupvi-ift one inch of space, m- 
•erteJ one »-elc for one dollar. One column, one 
year, eighty Uollars. Ulher aUver.i*emeuU la propur- 


I 1^ blink...' neatly priated, •nd for tale %t 

th« HoME.STBAD OlBce. 


Arrival and Oapartnr* of Mail*. 


8 P. M. 

6 A. M. 


April lUth 1870. 

roBX Scot, Kansas^ ) 

8 A. M. 
8 P. M. 



Mankato, MmnesoU. 


Blue i;arth City, 



Blue Kartb City, 


Wascca-TueKdfiy, Thursday. Siturday. - T P. M 
Albert Lea — Montla., Wrdnenday, Friday, ' •^- ?}• 

;TrAr.ON3ANn.SLEIGU3MADEANDUtPAlR.|T^n...^--^^^^^^^ " . ' ll I S! 

£1) at the shop ol 

Wa«eca— Monday, Wednesday, Friday, • 7 .V. M. 
Alb. r( l.r.i— Tn sday. TliuiBflny, Saiurday, 7 A. M. 


Office' In No. -', N.w Block, up rt-irs. Ee»l- 
denceorner of Wrlcl. and Cle»eland Smet. W inneba- 
iPiCity. >I""> "*y •=*"* »«'^n'»««* '""° "»« *'*^"'*- 
MbIvi calls from h>« realdence. 
Umce dj>y»-t>*iar<Uya. »6tr 

: shop 

On Dla^ EartJi Avenue. SatlsfacUon guaranteed 

Tenlias sen— Tuesday, Salurday 

beloir StiattbUls, 

Whlotale aud Uebul. 


Maukato, Minnesota. 



Attorney and Counselor at L»w in Winneba- 
go Citj, Minn., will ntiend to professional 

,.,_ _.-^, Minn , 

busiDo^a ihruugbout the State 



•_i jiaiiaai'i, j».iiue» The cmmndions brick dwelling of O. . . 

> „ ' In Fairnioi.t ha* been op'-ne'l t. the traTcllnyr public 

W. 9EARLKS. WHOLE.^ALE AND RETAIL '," .,,„^,,^ ^ccommodHtui-.s are low tr. all whc 
Dealer iu Crackery aod Glassware. Front d .. ^^^. ^^^^ j^ ^^^.^j, themielres of its hoi-pitHH..-'. 

vf;nn HlS-ti _.'^K _• i'i I* CHI BB. 

6 A. .M. 
Jackoon — Kriday, . . 1 P. M. 

To insure mailing matter. itshoulU be la th« office 
lutlf an hour belore departure lime. 

One door south of Kkviitw ..fhce . 
2j-_l Mankato, Minnesota 


Mankato. Minn 






Mankato, Minnesota. 

" • Ti«iou*, Crockery, Glaasand Wooden Ware. 
297yl Maukato, .Minnesota. 


Winnel.ajo Citv. Minnesota. 

E. tt. A A. P. COLLINS, 
Excellent accommodations, a^i cbarges mid- 
era te. 

Stages leave tbis House ff.r all poia'S. 2Si 

Church Directory. 

Methodist. — Services every Sabbath morning, In 
the Baptist Churuh, at 10:550 o'clock. Sabbath eve- 
nings a<. T:3t> o clock. , _ 

'' Re/. J. C. OOWAN, Pastor. 

Co.toBECATioSAi.i9T— Servi'-es every Sabbath morn- 
ing in Moul oil's Hull, at 10:»0 o'clock. Sabbath eve- 
ninics at 7:80 o'clock. ^„ ^ 

Rev. J. D. TODD, Pastoi. 

Kew ckal.— The Masonic Lodge bere ba» 
received a uew and bcuuiiful seal. 

*f StAbliuic connected. 
3j7yl Mankato, Minnesota. 

and Blacksuithinii. 


Mankato. Minnesota. 

• ury PabUc. 
297yi Mankato, Minn. 

^ ers of Cigars aud Tob:>cco. 


Maakvta, Minn. 


' dealer in Dry Goods. 

Mankato. Minn. 

' ' ini5 Agent and Notary Public. 
290«f Mankato, Minn. 


G.K. Moulton. WmnebayoCity.MinB., 

For The American Hurton Hole. 0»erS«mln)r -,nd 
3fwlnif M^chinf. Th- first and only Botl.->n-n"Ie 
MakinK and Sewing Machine combined, '.n llie world. 
It 'toes more work than any other machine ever in- 
ventedL -'^^ 


Attorney d- Counselor at Law, j 

Notnry Public nnd Convejanoer. , 

Particular attention paid to th* Col- , 

Uelion of fJrbl* <ind I'nymtnt of Tares. I 

Winnebage City, Minn., Aa,{. 3», 186S. , 
25.3tf ! 

I "Bridget, you arc quite an arliet ; how did 
I you ornatuent these pies so finely?" (Beforo 
I a tabic full of visitors.) "Indade, mum, ain't it 
I iiurty ? Faitb, I did it wid yor false teeth, 

mum ; 

The furniture warehouse of Cbas. Heilboni. 
of -Mankato, had been removed to Marks' old 
■taud. See h 1:1 advertisement. 

'•Pa," *aid a lad to his father, "I hare often 
read of people poor hut honest : why 4ki't they 
sometimes say rich 6"/ honest?" "Tut, tut, 
my :-on ; nobody would believe them," answer- 
ed the father. 


^ W. V. B. Moore, Proprietor. 

Front St., M':iokato, Minn. 



T> Ml. in. Eurniiu e aid CariH-tinfC, Oil Cloths 
•nd Ciirr::ina, Table Cl'.lhii and .Mirrors. \»indow 
Shailei .»nd .M^tttrenes. Pic'ure Frames and .Mats, 
Cord and Tasaets. A^enu lor the Uunvalled Waah- 
«r. •»<« 

• Jeweler. Dealer lo Watches, Clocks, Jewelry 
and Silver-Ware. 

•fj-^it Mankato. Minn. 

Repairing neatly executed and warranteU. 

HoUB Agais.— Mr. A ll. Bullis and wife 
arrived in Winnebago on Sunday evening, 
from a 'engtby vi»it to We'tern New York. 

Mr. Dwi;;hi Potter is once more upon 
our streets, after a'l absence nfnoarly two year.* 
in Connecticut. He is now a t3.\turo, nnd 
brings with h'm a host of fruit trees, and two 
MISS ADDIE L. ACKLEY ! barrels of Earl y Krse potntoei. 

Keeps eonsuntly on hand a complete assortment of i »-♦— ^ _ 

MM I I WUV tJdODS ' Two Irishmen were one day cngngcil in root- 

MILLI.NLUY GO0D^, in. a house, when une of them lo»t his hold 

And hundreds of dollars worth of worsteds, belnij the » ground. The other hastened to 

'7:Winnebarc"v''''''' ^Vor.ted ever brou^lu -^/-j^^.^'J^.f;,. „hen he found him lying 

'"New and Fashionable Goads received by express ppc^trate aud still, "Mickey ! Mickey! are .you 

. ... I. .3..._ »n \isin <it nsxrlir onnosite the .i-.,i7" <>Vn" rcnlioH M inkev : "not dead. 

every week. Store on Main St., nearly opposite the 
Collin* House. ^'■'"'^ 



dead?" "No," replied Mickey; 
but spcachle8f< 

"Let's go fishing" Las much fignifichnce 
now. for the catch is large in the beautifiuj 
lakes of .Minnesota. Though we aro not per- 


D*«irSir: — l promised long line*, to give 

you some information relative to Kansas, and 

ai I hare many letters of inquiry ikbout the 

country, I will endeavor to answer i.ifga thro' 

' your Taluabl* paper. 

I have purchased a farm of 160 aores, well 

timbered, with a good fpring of water close by 

I the door; 80 acres improved, and have 15 acres 

I of wheat, and 20 acres of jsats in tie ground, 

and shall plant 20 acres of com. I urn about 

eight miles from Fort Scott, a liveh town of 

about 7,000 iahabitants. I am we.l pleased 

with the situation. The prairie is green, and 

: cattle live finely. Peach trees are in bloom, 

I and there is a prospect of a good crop. The 

I olimato is billiou.'t, and ague is the most prom- 

' inent disease. The soil is bla-k, red and 

white, and about a foot and a halt deep. The 

i red soil is the best, and the black Tim- 

j bor graws along tho streams as in Minnesota. 

I Colli is plenty. There is ruck enough for build- 

' ing purposes, and pine timber is as cheap as 

; it is with you. 


Winter wheat. No spring wheal is raised. 

Soil good for oats and other small grains. It 

: is hotter for small grains than for <:orii. We 

raise as good potatoes and other vefcetabJes as 

they do in Miocesota. 


Wheat. $1.00; Corn, 73 cts ; Oatu, 50 cts 

Potatoes, 50 cts, and Beans $2.00 p«ir bushel' 


Wheat and oats look well, and cover the 
ground. No corn up yet Some hue plant- 
ed. I shall plant to-morrow. We huve greens 
for dinner to-day. 


The summers aro long, and tho winters 
short. Last winter we had very little snow.— 
only about four inches— which ail disappear- 
ed the next day. Ice formed in Januiiry, six 
inches thick : otherwise tho ground has ^not 
been frozen ha.d enough to bear up a team. 

KA.'fSAS ? 

I will say this much. Y'ou must expect to 
have six months shaking with the ague to be- 
gin with after which you will be healthy. 1/ 
J had my farm in Miunttota, I tcould live thert- 
But thtfU, my health is good this spring'. 
Very truly yours, 

J. W. AND!5RS0N. 



Showing the indebtedness of the County March 
25tb, 18«9, ai.d the expenditures ol the year 
•nding March 25»h, 1H70, iind oa what ac 
cou«t paid, together with the amount receiv- 
ed into the County Treasury troia the Coun- 
ty Tax, and from all other sources. Also the 
amount of onutanding indebtedness at the 
present date and tbr assets to liquidate the 

JUNK 17, 1369. 

(I rand Juror's bills, June Tern 

Petit do 

Talisman do 

Witness fees do 

H J Neal. services do 

P (J 8eeley do 

A Dann, associate counsel 

I S .Mead, uieals for jury 

P P Uurlow, services as sheriff 

D T Goodwin, deputy sheriff 

John Franklin, use of hall 

Williams & Stevens, room for jury 

$235 30 
318 40 

14 eo 

20 18 
91 15 

33 50 

10 00 

C LB«.««i 

F Trowbri '^ 
J N Arnold 
S Ci'unor 
J Clagi'ett 
H Sellen 
S T Barnes 
J Q Adams 
F U Drake 
A Laiinter 
L Wilks 
A MoColIej 
J K Siason 
P C Fpiaine 
W I" Strong 


2 00 

Jno Doe A P.ick'd 

Lautxenhisor A 

.Tno Doe A Kich'd 

6 00 
13 75 

6 00 


3 10 

50 95 
20 56 

1 00 
3 00 


1 70 

13 35 

2 70 
9 30 

1 20 


10 00 

12 70 
39 20 

2 86 



ha* rrce;v.;d hi* cnijilrfe Stock of Araeric;in 
and Importe-nVatches, CI -cksand Jewelry. Kepuir 
Ing warrntiied as reiresei-tcd. Front .Street, oppo- 
site the CUroa House. ilaukalo Minu, 

• feo... Will att.>nd to call* promi-tly. In V. iune 

At a dinner party the other day. Senator 
Nye put his new silk tile carelessly upon the 
sofa. A few minutes after the veteran philo.'o- 



Dealers tu 




Particular attention paid to Music Orders. 

»^'' «reo... Willatt.>ndto calUpromi-tly. in so"^. .r^ .c.. ........ ^^ »,.^. ...^ . ^.w.-«t. — --— .....v.. -i-,..-.- ... 

hago fitvand surrounding cumry. Dr. N. has had pher Greeley rat upon and crushed the ha? tear- | ^^^ cannot too highly ( 

tweatv vear's ejiperie .ce in locil. general, and hos- fully. "Damn it," roared Nye, "Icculd have j i, 

piial r.r:iciic.'. andlately Had change of a Hygienic In- ^^j^ j^ wouldn't fit, before you tried it on." ! «'"•» »<> o«"" '""a"'"- " 

stitute f..r the treat.ii.-ntofchronlo di»east:». He is -- 'cheap. Valuable and 

therefore prepared to treat Catarrh, Bronchitis, 
j Scrofula, Rhtumati:>m, Prolapsus Uteri. N»uralKla, 
Sick Headache, Liver Complaint, Diphtheria, Cold 
Hands and »eet, NV-rvous Debility. CaScfrs, Fkvkb i 
L^.'.tr.J, and all Blood and S<in Diseases, with a suc- 
cess far in advance of the orliiiary phvsicinn who has 
never Rind- a sceciHiily of thi* cla.-'S ol diseases. 
All CJ-nmu-'iicaiions conflilrnilal. C'..n.^ulta'ton 
i free OHic- .it Dr. F;., leys Diu^' S»or8. Residence 
Ihini hnu-e south of Kimball's Hotel. OQice d:i>s, 
! Friday, of each week. SOC I 

GUIKiJiiL & lillOTllKU. 

wholesale and relnil ( in 


Lo:ithar Findings, lihncnul.ers' Toola, etc. 
Front Street, 
Opp'-<s«te th»* Poyt Oiyje. .Mnnk»to, Minn. 


"PvjMPEY. — Ha ! Scipio dast drink ? 
.«:ciPio.— Idusl. ' Hi-hnr.l I IT. 



M i-iuf»'*tur<.v an'l D>ja!er in 

of «n*trv vanntv. 

a a/ 

Gilt MoiiMings kopt on HaTul 


Restaurant mid Saloon. 
Opposite the COLLINS HOUSE, Winneba^jo City. 

\*'iut:s, Litjiiurs auti Ci>'ar:s. 
Cv.racca, Old Co^, and Kal'ar.a. 
Fre-^h Oy.'ters served in every ^st>l<», and ' "y 
for 'ale by the Can or keg. 

The ire»'Tn Jiiiral annual and almanac for 
1870 is just tho thing for every farmer. It is 
a volume of nearly 150 page?, containing pa- 
pers on Rural Economy, embracing Fantiing, 
Fruit growing, Floriculture, Rural Architec- 
ture, Ornamental grounds. Domestic Animals, 
Ac. Price only 30 cents. Address II. N. F. 

Lewis, Chicago, IU. 


Shelbwille.— We tounU this little village 
unusually ([uiet on FaturJay last, on account 
of greatly exaggerated aojounts of the preva 
Icreo there of email pox. So f>»r, there have 
been only two cases of varioloiii, and as all 
due prtcautions biiva been taken to j.Teveiit its 

The Edlcatioiai. Gazbttb for April comes 
to our table Uden with an unusual rich store 
ol good things for young and old. The arti- 
cles are sensible, high-toned full of life and 
zest, and teach noble lessons such is persons 
of all classes will be likely to learn, remember* 
and profit by. We think every scbool-boy 
nhould read the story "The Real Tell Tale,' 
which appears in this number of the Gazette, 
commend this publica- 
is truly a g >od paper. 
cheap, valuable and instruotive,-a fitting 

W r» Arf««««aa« 

companion for every teacher, parent, and ^ j^ y^^,„ 

chiH. It should be read at every fireside in 

the land. 

Messrs. C. H. Turner A Co.. 60r Ch 
j street, Philadelphia, are th- publishers. Send 
i lor a specimen copy,— not forgeilin,; to enclose 

One Dollar, a year's subseriplion. 

P C Seely, State vs Deinhart 
do do Collison 

J A Kincaid, do 
M Johnson, do 

D 11 Qarrison do 
do do 

D II Garrison do 

Taylor vs Johnson — total costs 
R B Johnson, levying on ragoa of A 

E Taylor for special school tax 
G D Mo Arthur, posting notices 
J £ Mount, State vs Jm Doe A Kich'd 

Patrok Kelly, Stat«ivs Lawrene« 
G Hesaing, arresting Lawrence 
J E Mount. State v- Crossman 
Wit fees do 

D T Goodwin, services as deputy 

D T Goodwin, serving subpcEna 
R Field, services Johnson v* I aylor 
Q J Neal, acknowledging tax deeds 

and filing papers 
Press Printing Company, printing 
A Bartlett services grand juror, 18e7 
W Densmore, making election returns 

and 48 miles travel 
W W White, 3 months salary 

do postage 
E A HotchUiss, printing A advertising 295 70 
Carr Huntington, printing financial 

A F De La Vergne, Probate Blanks 
F Lent, for St. Pnul Press 
E H Smith, Land OtSce Abstracts 
F P Harlow, Sheriff fees, State ts 

Toliver * 

F F Harlow, taking F Mead to jail 
do Sherift's fees. State vi 

J H Sprout, services as County At- 
torney from April Isl to July 1st 


S J Abbott, serv'cesasSnpt of Schools 
for May and June 

do Postage and express 
Sobuler A Thurston, suudrius for 

county offices 
Will'ams A Stevens, printing blanks 
R B Johnson, express uharges on ses- 
sion laws 

do Assessment rolls 
do 8 days service tax sale 
I do 6 months rent eonn'y office 

Moulton A Deudon, sutionery for Co. 
; J Claggett, Co Com June Session 
J A Latimer, do 


do B CrMk 30 do 

do Pre^ott 12 do 

do Homo 24 do 

da Voreq* .20. 4q 

do Lnra - Hi do 

d« Emerald 16 do 

do Minn l'ke40 do 

do Wtllt *0 do 

do Fosttf* ** <•• 

do Win City 20 do 

do Dunbar «0 <« 

do U a (brie 2i do 

do Seely A K 36 do 

do Walnut L iO do 

do P 't Grove 1 do 

P C Seeloy, fees in case of btate vs 

W W White, bal due for urTioet M 

County Auditor one year 
J H Sprout, Services as Co Attorney 
for 3 months ending Jan 1, 1870 
„„ „„ W W Lindiley, sawing wood for Co 
25 00 1 J A Ivieeter, arranging and filing rec- 

6 50 ords to Probate Court 
94 00 Same, piiid tor Probate books, Ac 
30 00 I D T Goodwin, posting 3 notices of 
28 00 [ town meotiiigin .Veils and 54 m trar 
William* A .Stevens, print'g blanks Ae 
S J Abbott, 3 mos salary as School 
do postage and express charges 
F W Cady, 64 dayswi-rkiu Auditor's 

OfRce at $3 per day 
W Dusiin, sundries for county ofiSoers 
tl J Neal, fees as clerk of the coutt 
E H Ilutchins, justi:e fees State vi 
Vutnam, 2 30 ; same vs John Smith 
1.60; same vs Woodruff 40. cents; 
i.ame vs Ino Doe 40 cents 
D T Goodwin, justice fees case of 
Squires vs Collison 2 50; same Ben- 
nett vs Woodruff 1.20; same Wirt 
vs Woodruff 4.00; same Foster vs 
Urels'ord 1.40 
J E .Mount canvassing votes and trav 
r F Harlow, fees case of State vs Jno 

St Paul Press 17 quires taxduplicaiei 
U J Neal, 2 days settling with Co Trea 
.t W White postage and rundries 
C J Farley, blank books and sundries 
D F Goodrich, 2 days in Aud's office 
do canvassing election ret'« 
do feesState vs Glover 1.65- 
same State vs Mormerl.lO; smb* 
i^tate vs Wna Trumbull 85 cents 
J Claggett 2 days as Co Com A 30 m 

W J Robinson do S2 

A R More do W 

H J Neal do 

3 00 

1 20 

2 40 
2 QO 

5 60 

1 &0 

4 00 

6 00 
6 00 

2 00 
6 I/O 

3 80 

5 00 
3 00 
1 00 

8 00 

462 94 

75 00 
i Si 

75 75 
11 08 

5 70 

76 75 

75 00 

6 45 

192 r-o 

5 00 

126 15 

4 70 

9 10 

3 46 

4 00 

17 00 
C 00 
6 54 
3 40 

5 00 
3 00 

Suhoul Fund 

KoioaptloB Fond 

TOWft fUND. 

War (uad 102 25 Wa» f»ad 
TowB faod 31 W l&wahimi 

ELMORB llo«f*5!5* 

Road fund 68 89 FMTEft 

Warfand 42 26 Road f*n* 

Road fund 12 48 Bridga fnad 

1 RESCOTT ^ •' f"*"* 

Warfuad 156 21 LURA 
Town fund 14 8» Town fond 
Road fund 11 47 Road fund 


Road fnnd 47 60 Town fund 
Town fond 6 P7 Road fund 


War fund 2" 82 To wa fund 
Town fnnd 118 18 
Road find H 00 


State Apportionment 

Fines received since Oct settlement 

25 percent of liquor lieenses 

Two mtll eouoty school tax collected 

20 a 

45 29 
19 0(> 



24 60 
18 61 

28 65 

1293 91? 
40 00 
68 84 

611 4S 

4 80 

150 00 

I 80 

50 00 
6 40 

2 26 
30 00 

12 00 
18 00 

3 20 

75 00 


! John Hart, boarding John Bailey 15 

weeks at two dollars per week 
j J B Beaumont, wood for M llorak 
' Q Andrews boarding E A>pin 1,75 
j per week 

! J F Winsbip goods for Elijah Alpin 
! Cole A Bro goods furnished .Mrs llorak 
i A Link board and washing for T 
Wm Dusiin -00 lbs flour for Mrs Ho- 
rnk, 2.75 ; goods for S Larson, 15.- 
00; for J Bailey, U. 30; for S Lar- 
son 15.00 
S Larson bal due on b'd T Johnson 

3 80 

9 00 
9 20 
7 00 
6 00 

30 00 
5 00 

8 75 

15 60 

8 75 

10 00 

41 05 

30 00 


District No. 



• • 



• ( 

• « 






S2014 22 
Showing the amount of money belonging to the 
■ereral school disfiottonds in the hands of 
the Cou.ity Treasurer Februaty 2S, 1870. 

4S 30 65 

49 13.42 

50 45.74 

51 73.94 

62 69.47 

63 25.8S 

54 73.28 

55 25 01 
67 73 69 
6S 26.71 
69 4S.7.T 

60 64.60 

61 2A 79 

62 34. 7f. 

63 45 26 

64 20.52 

65 32.V*» 
67 6G 55 
6S 36-2» 

69 I2'*9 

70 39.4'; 

74 33.82 

75 18.1;'. 


63 3.-; 

3!. 86 

10 25.62 

11 48.8^ 

12 64.31 

13 9.7( 
15 18.91 
17 68.3 
IS 15 8t 

22 96-3J? 

23 70 7 

24 83.3& 

25 C6 2'.' 
27 22.-75 
So 20.74 
31 31. 9f. 
S2 43.7C 
33 15.2i 
35 72.02 
S6 22.5 
37 65.88 
.?8 63.43 

39 26.47 

40 10.98 
42 24.63 
44 34 ."iS 

46 46 3G 

47 99 31 

■ < 


76 62 61 

77 76 45 

78 23.18 

79 30 89 
60 69.10 

81 17.69 

82 44.07 

83 35.94 

85 29.78 

86 9.15 
9<* 11 10 
91 23.02 



75 00 
2 75 

13 75 
68 90 

6 30 

1 SO 

24 on 

50 0(1 



W J Ro'.ingon do 

j H J Neal, counting funds and 2 dayt 
I servive as Co Com 
lestnut* Yf j Hobinson, 1 days serviee in ease 
ol bastardy end 14 mil»s travel 
N McColUy, bringing election returns 
from Giithrie— '2 miles 

4 20 

13 20 

12 20 

7 00 

9 20 

9 00 
3 84 
2 40 

At Prairie da Chion, on Tuesday, the water 
reached the floor of the verandah of the Dous- 
man House, which is reached by a temporary 
floating dock leading from the ferry boat. The 
ferry commences nearly two miles from the 

.^.^. Dousman House, and the paisenge-s reach the 

spreading, it is expected thit \KTy soon the i ^^^^ Qf, jho jJcQregor sido. somethirg like hal^ 
large stock of new goods which En^lebrecht 
ii receiving, wiil be scaitered over the coun 
T. S. Fellows & 

1 60 
12 00 

Gentlemen, I keep good Liquors. 
Winnebago City, Feb. 2;'., 1870. 330tf 

Co, lire al«o doing a 
I good bu.siness in Dry Goods. Gr-ceries. Ac. 
! Ncveriheies.', Mr. Fellows thinks of removing 
I ;o this City. 


Mr.i. .McKinney for keeping Jno Bai- 

lay 5 days 
T S Fellows, for visits and medicine, 

Mrs Crossman, 
Anderson A Uios. goods furnished 

poor per order of Latimer 
Moulton A Deudon. do order of 

Cole A Bros, flour for Mrs Horak 

du goods for Mrs Eddy 
Whallen, Case A Co, goods for «ame 




Are prepared to store 


On reasonable terms. 

ApP'y ■tH«Rs;""»'» »tTe building. Front street 
Maukato. They also keep the cele- 




a mile up the ravine by which the railroad 

track runs down to the river. The confluence ^ ^ 

of tho Wisconsin and Missi.'sippi at Prairie du Mr Jiuson. flour for poor per order ef 

Chien and the flood coming out of the former ^ A f ;);.';^^^^j, ^^^^j.^^ Catherine 

river is the reason for the raise being so much Ortne', 

greater than hero. Thi telegraph polls are L Claude, keeping Cynthia '^ddy 

washed away for quite a distance at Prairie du j f-I^::;;:'^;,-?',;,'^^;;"^:'^ poor 

Chieu and the wires are down.— H i/iona Be- g Raymond, heBping Anuin Nelson's 

publicnn 22d iit$t. 

McMaMll & Beebe, 

Dealers in 


Dimenaione, Siting, Flooring, Lath, 
and ishingies. 


We make a Spectalty of SASH. DOORS and MOULD- 
INGS al«> WOOLEN EaVEGUTTERS at low fig 
tire*. ' Offlce on Tan Brunt's Addition, South end 
o! Front Street, 

Mankato, Minn. 


Bin* EUrth City. 

Maukato^ 3iiun. 


• The Mankato Uitiun says that Mr. E. B. 
Hughes, an educated and highly -respeclaWe 
man from <)hio, recently died in the Blue Earth 
County Poor House, aged 2'J years. His fath- 
er was an honored minister of the Gospel, and 
his gran Jfather the founder of Wabash College. 

He had no relatives in this State except a 

. ., ... 1. „, :„ \Vni,r,»ar,Pn — .'Vccidents ; Art and fc' ience ; Births, Mar- 

brother living upon a cljiini in » atonwaa Lo. I 

,, , . , . . 1 .u r 1 I riaee.s, and Deaths; Commercial Summary; 

Rev. Mr. Littlo conductod the funeral services | • *» » 

. .u D V 1 .!,, .»™»i„= «»ro Knri Correspondenoo ; Court; C'iminal; Emigra- 

at the Poor Farm, and the remains were t»nri- ' 

1 .u /-u • •• u _« k,, m- !.^i»» -^f »hn tion ; Foreign and Colonial: Gazette: Gener- 

ed with Christian honors, by the ladies ot tuo !••*•' o 

SION, MARCH 24th 1870. 
Anderson Bro oil A matches for Co Of 
G D Winch ex A Thayer insane man 
D T Goodwin takiagsameto In Asl'm 
20.00; boarding same nnl self 1 0.65; 
paid for aid 9.00; charge of Thayer 
5 days $10 
J A Kiester, paid for desk Probate Of 
(Jo paid for Probate Blanks 

R W Riohaids 3 mos sal'y school Snpt 
do 1 aid for postage stamps 

J R Sisson, sur road to W»ll«, $8 field 
onlcs and plst of same $2 ; surrey 
rep't plat road from Blue Earth City 
to Mankato, $4 
Q W Johnson tbtf State vs Amundson 
Tremain Bros, ink for county offices 
D F Goodrich, inv for county offices 

do acknowledgment 4 tax deeds 
R B Johnson rent Co office one year 
J H Sprout 3 mos salary Co Atl'y 
F W Cady 24 days aork in Aud Of 
Vlilliams A Stevens, printing and aJ 
E A lloichkiss, printing A advtrt'ng 
F Lent, bli»nk mortgage r»<:ord book 
W Dustin sundries lor county office 
H L Leland. pipe, wash dish A poker 
J A Kiester, ser in case of A Thayer 
3 37 I J Beaumont ten cords wood lor ci>unty 
I.Kingslsy A Neal rep'ng chairs lor Co 
6 70 i'f Lent, ex charge* 1.70; recordJn|{ 
2 75 I bond 3,60; am't paid fjr office lamp 
9 70 j 2 75 
10 30 I w W White to rpply on salary as Aud 
I Pres* Pr Co, deed and mort records 
2 75 ; W W White, nbs'racts of flaal proof 
! Sehuler A Thur^ton sta'ry k sundries 
13 60 I J Claggett 3 dys Co Com and 42 HI tr'l 
i A K More, do 10 do 

The co-parlnersbip heretoloro existing be- 
tween Michael Clossick and John Smith, un- 
der the firm name of Clossick and Smith, ia 
this day dissolved by mutual consent. 

WinnebagoCity, Minn, April 20ih, 1870. 


65 85 

30 CO 

6 00 

76 00 

S 00 

14 00 

9 50 

1 40 

1 00 

1 00 

200 00 I 

75 00 ] 

72 00 I 

25 CO 
43 65 

26 00 I 
1 55 I 

11 50 I 
4 00 I 

40 00 
1 50 

22 50 

The EcfioPEAx Mait. : a Weekly 'Summary 
of News for North .\morica. — Usual Contents: 

Presbyterian Church, of MaLkato. 

j The Wheeler A Wil.=on Coiapnny, mannfac- 
torcrs of American Sewing .Machines, have 
1 just received the Gold Me lal at the Exjio.-'it.on 
I Universello, for tho good construotion of lua 

al Summary ; Imperial Parliament; : Ireland ; 
LatestShipping; Legal ; Literary ; Market Re- 
ports; Medical; Merchantile ; Military; Mis- 

cbtld (roin .Marcu H4th to June 25tb, 

1869. at ?3 per week 
E ll ymond, error in previous bill 
C S Kiwball, boarding Judge De La 

SESSION, ls69. 

J H Spmut. services as County Attor- 
ney, 3 months, ending Oct I, 1S69 

W W White, 8ervii:es as Auditor three 

Schiller A Thurston, sundries for Go 

cellaneous; Music and the Drama; Natural S J Abbott, services as School Supt 

, for July, August and Septetuber 

«„..v...v.... ... ...w ft-.,.. --- — History ; Naval Obituary; Political: Prices j^ Ex charge* on school laws 

chines, and for the new iui[)rovcnicnt for mak- j Current ; Scotland: Shipping and Freights:' 
ing button-hole^, applioablo to their Sewing : g^_^^.^, American Notes : Sporting Stock* and I 




>:achines. This awanl is accorded for the 
great development that Messrs. Wheeler A 
M'iliou have given to the Sewing .Machine in- 
dustry, in bringing thsir machines to the doors 
of all by their thcapne.-'S and solid construc- 
tion, which allows their employment with sat- 
isfaction in fumilic.'', and with great advantage 
in manufactories. — Le Honiftxr Vnlvertcl, Of- 
ficial Journal of the Fn nch Empire. 

^hares : Wills and bequeihs, Ac, <ks. 

A'uh*vriptioii§,p'ii/ii'jU in advance, 17«, 4d,per 
annum, iitvluiiie »f poitaye. 

"Horse Man," aud others who pretend to 
know, say tnat the foUuwin^i direction.* had ^ 
bettor be observed in using Sfieri'luu^t Carnlry 
Vondiiinn /'oicttrt : Give a horse a fable-spoon i 
j fnl every night for a week ; tho same every 
I other night tor 4 or 6 nights ; tho same for a , 
; miloh cow, and twice as much for an o\. Tnc 
I addition of a little fine salt will be an advan- 
tage. ; 

We have hoard recently, of several severe 
eases of spinal diseasi- cured by .fclmson't Ah- \ 
odyne Liniment: one case of a man forty-livo 
years oid, who had not done a day" 
four vears. The back sh .uld first be was! 

A Good Thisc to Kxow — That itramonium 
weed smoked in a pipe is a great nitigation, if 
not ao ubbolute cure for asthma. 

Colfax Jr., weighed nine pounds. 



2*2tf Blue Earth City. Minn. StOck alwayS full, and CyiStotll- 

^■--- ■ ■■— - — ■■ -■-- ■— — ~_fc «-. «■■...« ^.-k.> lYf-k^afV^Vitt^ll a^/1 


Ci OLDlER-i who enlisted for tbr e years be- 
O tweeo May 4th and July 22d, 1861, arc 
eumled to fluO bounty. Apply i> 

D. F.GoorRicn, 

Att'y for Claimants, Blue Earth City, Minn. 

then rubbed with 

"each Coa.ity in th» States, to 

years oid, who had not done a day's work for \ ^()f\l\ WAlfTBO an •e'.ifemau, in 

I orders by samplf, for J 
SPICES. To suitable me 

a year, abova 

do express char's on circulars 
do stage ch«rgos on same 
do poftage stamps and paper 
Lelaiid A Bisbiui, stove and drum 
W W W bite, postage and freight 
A Burlingaiue, Justice fees State vs 

D F Goodrieb, ex witnesses and tak- 
ing testimony in •amuca<«o 
A Ackerinan constable's fees in same 
L J Thomas, in court 1 day iu samo 
C C Cheesebroiigh, wit feis in «ama 
A J I'usho do 

M Ruase'l, do 

D F Goodrich, justice fees State vs 

Lit.le, con fees, State vs Jno Doe 

and Riuh'd Roe 
F Lent, recording 

E Boweo, Sheriff Blue Earth County, 
boird of Fred Mead 17 weeks 
and 1 day 
do washing for same 
do taking prisoner to St. Peter 
and necessary expenses 
F Lent, blank books 

•plenJid style t-v RoHert Liule. ftr* door south of 

M«a>l'* Hotel. Bine Earth City. Refe-ences, 

I «wis Walnut Lake, and P. C. Sceley, Blue Earth 
City.' 8^1yl 



H. P. CONSTANS, Propbictoh. 
Tbis popular Hotel is entirely new. and fum- 

ers caa at all times be furiiisbt-d 
witL aQ)thing in the Drug 

Front Stieet, 2d door above Recorl^oe. 


1. ineback sn.uiaursl oe wasneu ^^ \j \j » cacu >^ua.ii.jr lu <.u> .jotna, .» j. ij«n[. uiana oookb 

cd with a coarse towel, -^pply the iraVd aud take orders by samplr, for TEA, j R Mount, drawing jury and trarel 
Liniment cold, and rub in well with the hand. | COFFEE, aud SPICES. To suits.ble men we June term court 

. ♦ . ■ I give a salary of $000 to $1,000 a yoar, abova q Dutcher, use of building at June 

iMPRovrisBiiTS.— E. Zeincr has painted bis ' trave ingand other expenses, and s reasonable • term 
P , commission on sale*. F M Pierce, arresting John Smith aad 

Bakery. Immediate applications are solicited from attending court 

proper parties. Kefereoete exehnnged. Ay> , x Doyle, wit State vs Lawrence 
ply to, or addreis immediately. | Q a Weir, surveying road. Ac 

' A Donwell, ten days making abstracts 
•• Continental aims" \ ~ ' -....- _- . .. 


Deputy Sheriff Goodwin has set out trees 

arouad bis residence. 

boss has dug and bricked up a well on bis 
lot on HoLey street. 

Newell baa his dwelling bouse on Cleveland 
street, partly inclosed. 

0. Razey will put up a dwelling house near 
the School House, nest week. 

" Continental Mills" 

3s4 Bywery, .\e« York. 

Some years since a poor but taleiUed gea- of the medical profession conceived the 
idea that if ha ctiuld prodace a medicine of 
universal application and extraordinary mtrit 
and make It known he could not only enrich 
himself and escape the drudgery of a Physi- 
cian's life, but also benefit the sick in a great- 
er measure than by bis private praetiee. He 
therefore co ^suited with the best Physivianshe 
coald find, and the result was the production 
of the Judson's Mountain t erb Pills, a fa- 
mous and most successi'ul medicine. He be- 
gan in a very snsaU way to make the M'>un- 
tain Herb Pit's, known by advertising ihesn 
and such was the value of his Pills in a 

■ — ■ " — few years he had uot only euukssed a fortune, 

•p LENT, REGISTER OF DEEDS. REAL ESTATE hut had that rare satisfaction for a rich man. 
* of having relieved the sick, and benisfited bis 

■ shed in excellent style. 
^^* Excellent atf.'ommodations for teams. 
24- if 

r> WAITE, 


Has c-nstantly on hand Clocks. Watches. Jew- 
airy. Silver-ware. Gild Pens. Musical Instru- 
ments. Ao. Repairing done with dispatcJ 
and warranted. 238tf 

STRawBKHRies A.iO CREAM. — W bo does not 

! love them? Evary one should have a strawber- 

I ry bed. C. L. Smith, oi Walnut Nursery, 

; will send by mail, prepaid, choice plants of 

Messrs. Swartwood and Hendrick ere each i Wilson's Albany, Crimson Cane, tfreat Austin 

^haker, A<*., at 30 cents per dozen, or $2. 00 
per hundred ; Lentiing's White, finest white 
strawberry grown, 50 cents per dozen, $4.00 
per hundred, $25. 00 per tbouiand. Good 
strong, new plants, care fully packed in moss, 
with lull directions bow to plant and cultivate 
them. 306-tf 

15 (10 ' 

8 65 ; 

39 00 ! 

3 00 ; 


42 00 1 

MBbR 1 


75 00 ! 


125 00 1 

7 80 ; 

75 00 : 

40 ; 



3 80 

35 40 

9 24 1 


6 TO 1 

6 00 , 

2 25 I 

1 (.0 I 

2 CO 1 

2 CO 

2 48 ] 

2 SO 1 

7 OO i 

75 , 

68 00 

9 00 

6 00 

46 40 

1 20 

7 50 

1 20 

1 96 

5 00 

30 00 

11 80 1 

12 60 1 

12 20 

10 00 

9 00 

W J Robinson do 32 do 

.) A Latimer do 28 do 

H J Neal do 

W J Robinson 2 days viewiag road 

Rice Lake to Wells A 20 m tra»el 
J Claggett, same and 36miias travel 
H J Neal same end 60 mile* travel 
Cole A Dro 1 gal kerosene for county 


Sobuler A T. medicine* for Mrs Horak 
Wballoo. Ca*-o A Co pd Sam Larson 
J Carpenter board A wishing for W 

Q Andrews b'd of E Apley 13 weeks 
II C Lewis goods lor Mrs Cro sman 
H P Co.istans, stage fare for Theo 

Cole Bro 200 lbs flour for Mis Horak 
J Kabio meat fur'ed Mrs Horak 3 mo 
> Larson wasuing and b'd T Johnson 
Mrs Link b'd A nursing T Johnson 

2 days 
J L Hart, boarding J Bailey 12 woeki 

$24 maKing2 shirts (or same $1 
J Beaumont 5 ods wood lor Mrs Horak 

8 05 

200 00 

60 00 

6 01) 

36 75 

13 20 

10 on 
12 20 

11 80 

9 00 

8 00 

9 60 
12 00 


ExPEKtF.NTiA DocET.— Yes surely experi- 
ence teaches those who use Dr. Morse's Indian 
Root Pill* that it is better to take a medicine 
upon the first symptoms of disease, that wiil 
surely restore health, than to wait until the 
complaint has become chronic. Use th«w piils 
in all eo8e> of DiirioUfne«8, Indigestion. Heart- 
ache, Livei Complaint, Female Irregularities, 
Ac. Get the Ometa Almanar from your sfoxe- 
keeper. It contains muon u'ct^ul information 
for tho invalid and convalescent. If yon are 
ailinz. use Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills, and 
you will find them of great vilue. Sold by 
al l Dealers. 3?3w8 



Mifhigan Southern Bailway 



^^ All the principal Railways of the North- 
west and Southwest coituect at Chicago 

with the 


Running Yhreugh Batwcan 

Cleveland^ Bujfalo^ Hochesterf 




15 00 

75 00 

22 75 

3 98 

Passenger Trains on this Line are equipped 
weth all modern improvements for the comf'ort 
and safety of pa^SQngers, such as 

miller's Patent C onpler and Flatrorm { 
Salter <ii Smith ■ Fa ent Gar Heat- 
er ; Groaincr'B Patent Ssifety 
Brakea. aad Carroll's 

These combined with elaborate and elegant- 
ly furnished and fitted 


2 00 ! Make tbis the most popular and desirable 
route bciweeu the West and Eaft, 

25 00 
20 00 

2 50 I 

4 50 : 

5 75 ; 

•ll 00 ; 

Total expenditure for the year 
Indebtedness of the year lb69 

Am't ool'd at June settlement 
Penalty, costs of advertising 

Treasures's fees on above am't 

'm't eol'ed at Oct settlement 
Tax coll'don the liquor licenses: 
75 per ct, of C Deio hart's 6 mos. 
" K McOiniiis' 6 •• 
" Billings A .Mead 12 
" A Wis:«man 5i 

" G E Nelson 12 
" A E Wickbam 12 
'< A Heese 12 

Penalty, cjSU and interest. 


$5,692 74 ! Can be procured at all principtl Ticko' Offices 
827 II i in the Northwest and Southwest, and at the 

I Companie's Offices, Na. 60 Clark eitreet. 

e6..<>19 85 < Chicagfn. 


$3,96:{ 06 
42S 94 

$4,392 90 
156 48 
$1,236 42 
$234 43 

15 00 
15 00 
30 00 
13 70 
80 00 
30 00 
30 00 
57 94 

Gen'l 8u?n 
ClevUnd, O 

P. E. MrtRSe, 
Oen'lWest'n Pas* Agt,' 


Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! 




building tenant bouses on their farms 

Contractor Madison has engaged to build a 
Methodist Parsonage. It will be located on 
Cleveland street, and will cost about $l,5U0. 

Agent and Conveyancer. 

riu-(« Paid for Son-rMidtnt*, 


I5;..err*:'b r-.r. \i;on. >rP f 

fellow men in every part of the o.>un-ry, as 
thousands of greatful testimonials can {.rove. 

Change of Pragromme 

Quick cash sales and small profits at the 
store of G. K, Moulton, in Winnebago City, 

No more credit. Erea s^rt settlements ere 


Those whe buy at tbis store wi'l bare no 
"store debts" banging over their heads. 

You can lake your good* home, and sleep 
sweetly. All your next corp of wheat wil 



thousands or greatiui testimonial* can prove. .„ _ .«_„,« „.^ r.. .r<i<.U> .lr..Hw 

1.. , . , %, . • u w o-ii. u--. „. I not Slave to ro to pay ijr arttcies aireaoy 

The Judsons Mountain Herb PiU* have cured • • r^ 

j Dyspepsia. Liver Complaint, Female Irre<cu- worn out or used up. 

' larities, and all billions disorders. This little 
sket<:h sorvea both to adorn a tale and point a 
moral. Dr. Judson's Pills wore mcriiorioes 
and tue doctor himself ^ new tke value of prin- 
ter's ink- iold Vt aM D« tiers. SS'^wa 

By paying as you go, yoo buy much cbeap- 

Hortee to let at all boars, day or 
HI or exchange. 


J A La.imer, 3 d'y* Co Con»,28m tr'l 
J Claitgntt do 36 do 

W J Robinson do 32 do 

A R More do lU do 

H J Neal do 

J A Latimer, I day surveying county 
road and twelve miles travel 4 2C 


Uri Hill, 100 lbs flour for po r 2 50 

J Kable. meat for Mrs Horak S ^3 

G Uart. bearding J Bailey 25 weeks 

at S2 per week 60 00 

SION, SEPT. 16 1869. 

D H Garrison, services, SUte vs Glo- 
J E Mount, fees 6UU TB LaaUenbiter 

A Pagan 
F M Pierce, feel de 

G Weir do 

Jurors fees in same case— A Sorter, R 
Waite, W C Green, W Clark, L 
Harmon, J Pfaffer, 50 c«nU each 
D U Garrison, con it** in same eaae 
J A LaUmcr, 1 dy Co Com A 28 m trav 
J Clarvcit do 86 do 

WJ Robinson do 32 do 

A R Mora de 10 de . 

U J NetU de 

Treasurer's feee on above am't 

Tax coll'd at Feb settleraint. 
Tax coll'd on liquor licenses : 
75 per ct of Randall's II mos 
Wm Foster 12 " 
•• K McGinnis 12 " 
" S Richards'<n year 1869 
" G Lutlige 3 mos 
" R McGintis 1 mo 
" Wui Foster " 
Penalty andcuits 

$456 13 
13 22 
' $442 91 
$18^1 07 

51 57 
66 29 
66 29 
30 00 

7 60 

2 50 

2 50 
63 96 

Treasurer's fees on above am't 

3 80 

5 $5 
7 14 

4 88 

3 00 
17 35 

6 80 
6 60 

6 20 

4 oa 

3 00 

$2091 54 
96 08 
$1995 46 
Net am't collected at June settle- 
ment. 1869 $4236 42 
Net am't colloeted at Oct settle- 
ment. 1869 442 91 
Net am't collected at February 
settlemeat, 1870 1995 46 



I'nica $45. 
' tells Ckaminl 
harfea, 86. 

6674 79 
Total ezpeoditeree for tbe year $5692 74 
Indebudacsa of 1869 837 1 1 

>ady for ac* 
tion in 8 sec' da. 
By one ' urn of 

the Crank. . 
Pat* oat Inini, 
ing kerosene* 
varnish, tarl 
ppiitltc, ben. 
sole, Ac, Ae] 

EASILY CARRIED; weighs 75 ponnds fill 
ed; throws a stream charged with powerfai 
chemicals 60 feet ; SAVES ITS COST in re- 
duetd rates of Insurance. Tbe pubMc era 
hereby eaaiioaed against pirebasing Fire Ex- 
tingeiehers having our device for instantane- 
ous action, from any and all parties not daly 
authorised by u* to net as Acents. on paia ef 
imnsediali' prooeention for infringement. 

Maaafactared and s< Id by tb« 



$6619 85 ^B*- B- Bo wan, Pves. XDtoa Katra, V. Pr««. 

I Addrces all eoesmnnications to 

Leaving a bal in tbe Ce Treasury ef $154 94 | J. C. DAVISON^ AeereUrr. 

(There a'.so remains ou tbe dupliente e(1869 , Ageats wanted. 93 WM^iagton St.. ChieefA. 
aa nnpaid eeunty tax ef $5882 7.1.) ! Send for eireulari vndoreeinent 

A K M9RB W W WHITE efCkioago Fire Mnr.baU aad many others ef 


County Auditor. 


Choice ttos tnd sugars at 


cLV^iiu fo^oau. com andhay., hay ACOOUNTS AUDITED AT Tlfc JAXUA 
'and stabling at reasonable ra.«i. RY SESSION, 1870. i 

1 ^>ffice Wioinn<b»r» City Hotel, ami ftaWe In the , ^ Ring sly elec ret'i Barber 28 m trav 2 86 

w-'.nnebayj r\tj. P^. s. l«Sf. Jtf-lf FS H.-wU*"! do E'^n^re 14 di 

Ckioago Fire >iar«baU aad many others ef 
the bigbeet eha»aeter. 336ai0. 



1 Wi Basis or Crm. Societv — SMap f r Te«*e 

gbowing tbe nmonat ef Boney ia las kaads of mk, ea the honor aad iMpptaeasef Rarriaire, ard 

tbe County Trensarcr belonging to tbe ser. *•* *♦«• »"•> dangers of CeUbacy.-wnh Mitkary help 

1 »•! ' r'..«r runa j^j jjj K^^nrtttK i 

6OC1TI0.N, >?:x r nrtWdttpWla, re. 






■^ • 



The Chicago Resolutions. 

Thk following are the resolution? adopt- 
ed by the colored citizens of Chicjgo, on 
the occasion of their recent celebration of 
the Fifteenth Amendment : 

WHXIIXA9, The ratlilcation of the Fifteenth 
Amendment to the Conetltutlon of the United 
St«te» by the necestary uumber of Stites, niakliiif 
manhood enffra<re. Irrespective of color, race, or 
creed, a part «>f the National «;on.-tltation; mid, 

WuKBZAM, The colored citixenn of the lulled 
States who have heretofore been deprived of thin 
inestimable rVbt. desr to ewrv American citiJieB, 
are now Invented with It and all the right* of Amer- 
Ican citlEoushlp; theretore, 

Retoivtd. By the colored citlzeitf of Chicago, in 
msM meeting assembled, that wu recoi;ni/.e in this 
final triumph of right over wron;;, of justice over 
inju:<tice, oi>pre«!«ion, and pnjudico. the hand of an 
all-wise. miTciful, audjual liod, who h.i.- pur-jed 
this nation of its sins of oppression ami prejudice, 
throav'h blood, but mercifiiUv upared its national 
existence when it consented to break every yoke 
andlet the oppressed go free. 

Jie*oiv*l, Tliat in tie enactment of this amend- 
ment to the Constitution, the cardinal principles of 
the American Doclaratiou of Independence are 
fully riudicateil : that jforernments derive their 
just powers fi-om the consent of ii e governed, and 
taxation and representation are iujoparable. 

Jfcjtoirni That we rejoice in this full and com- 
plete vindication of the eternal principles uuon 
which this government is founded, not merely be- 
cause we are the beneficiaries of it, but for the rea- 
lm that we believe them to be in harmony with 
the relationship of men to their Maker ; in harmo- 
ny with the reason and conscience ot men, and sa 
aconseiiuence, better capable to promote the Iniili- 
eat typo of ii\lli/.aiion and Christianizition, and 
thereby secure the tsiahlishment of liberty, ja«- 
tice. and righteousnes* throughout the world. 

R«Mlve<L That we are fully cognizant of the fact 
that the ballot is the great power in a republican 

fovernment ; that this power, when Influenced by 
ribery or exercised in the interest of corrupt de- 
»i<^s, is detrimenial to the general welfare and 
BtJSver^ive of the good order of aoclety ; that it 
may be so n.«ed as to nndermiBC the veiy exis- 
tence of the government itself: therefore we shall 
ever hold this biirh prerogative of the AnH-iunn 
citizen as a sacred uust, to be kept pure from in 
Uigne of every ktnd. and to bo always exercised as 
the safeguard of liberty, equality, fraternity. 

Betolrfd, That we con^rralnlaio our white fellow- 
cnizen?, irrespective of nationality or creed, that 
this vexed question of eolor is taken out of tlio 
politics of the country, and cannot any longer be 
made an instrnmeht in the hands of dimago^'ues 
to foist themselves into position and place through 
the base Instrumentalities of ignorance aud preju- 

SmoCwJ, that we congratulate the lovers of re- 
oablican institutions throu;,'hont the whole world 
om this great moral triumph of the genius of repub- 
licanism, and the establishment in this country of 
a government as enuuriated by Lincoln, ot the 
people, by the people, and for the i»eople, irreriK-Ct 
Ive of color, nationality, or crted. 

Retolcfd, That the fullness of our joy on tlic 
completeness of the victory for the nght is largely 
modified by the recollection that the :.'reat cliam- 
plon of the riirht, the emancipator of our race, the 
Christian statesman. I tie nn-<ullied patriot, on r be. 
loved President, Abraham Lincoln, w.^s mailyred 
by the slave i)Ower lor his devotion to his country 
and to humanity. 

Rnolt*d, That, for this great moral triumph of 
the cei.tury. the nation is Ivijely indebted to that 
noble-hearted patriot and philanthropist, William 
Lloyd Garrison, who. to use hts o*n ;;raphic Ian 
fua''e '-sei/ed the trumpet of <;od and blew a 
Slast that awoke this nation, then ulnniberiii^' in 
the lap of mortal deallu" 

Resolv'ii. That we recognize In the great Itfipnb- 
lican party of the country the party of the Union, 
of liberty, and the political equality of all men. 
and the insirumeut in the hand of liod, in cnishini; 
trea.'on. rebellion and slavery. 

lUoolrtA, That the thanks of the colored citizens 
of the country arejiistly due, and, on our part, are 
gratefully t.-iidered, to Preaideiii Grant for his 
recognition of our political efiuilily, asuvideucttd 
in his appointment of colored men to oOice under 
the government, and for his l>cr^isleul advocaiy 
and inflexible tiipp^irl of the Fifteenth Amend- 
ment, lherel»y seoiiring his raeuiorable and patri- 
otic admonition to his touulriuieii, " Let IIS have 

The DLsiutegratins DouMKracy. 

TiiK Democracy of Wisconsin furnish 
a striking illustration that the way of the 
tran.'ifirressor Is hard. All eirnrls to har- 
monize the broken fragments of the party 
have so far ended in coiapk-te failure. 
Each county and village has its lixsil 
great men, whose i;utire philform consist 
in an iindonbtin<,'lMlief in lliemstlves, and 
a profound disbrlit f in any one else. Small 
jealoHsics, petty bicktriiii^s, jiiid Utile dis- 
putes, and an ambliion to be head of a 
faction whicli struicely counts as "scatter- 
ing " (m the jioll list of un^t pliiccs, is llie 
great characteristic of the "harmonious." 
The supreme unction with whi<h one ol 
these gentlemen announces tliat he has 
"alwaysbeen a Dumocral," when the war 
or reconstruction acts are discussed, would 
furnish Nasby a theme worthy of his pen, 
and is a great exciter of the risible nniacles 
of the lace. 

Likf the Bourbons during the French 
llevolution, these men will never learn 
anything. To their minds, the world has 
stood still for the past ten yt«rs, and they 
are patiently waiting to see it reverse its 
revolulitms, and turn bjick in its course. 
Their prophecies and their prophets have 
been alike at faidu The resistless march 
of evcHts, anil the comideteness of the 
great reyolution, have made no impres- 
sion on theirlminds, and they are still IcMik- 
ing for a Second Slavery Advent, when 
they can put im their robfs and ascend 
into the high places in the Government, 
over the cause which freedom hivs won 
and consecrated. The slightest success in 
the election of a town officer inspires 
their enthusiasm, and they build air cas- 
tles on such an event that reach the skies. 
Meanwhile the great Republican p<irty 
maintains iits solitl front to the floating 
fragments 'of the Democratic wreck. It 
is movetl by an inspiration that knows no 
faltering, and no breaks are visible in its 
massive line. On questions of principle, 
its organization is a unit ; on those of 
mere detail, it gives the largest liberty of 
thought and di.scussion ; and its public 
men are thoroughly agreed as to the gen- 
eral purpose of the party, and the scope 
of all its great measure?. While these 
things are so, what hope can disorganiza- 
tion have of successful competition in the 
political race? On what plea could it 
hope to gain the public ear, or entice 
voters to its ranks? All eftorts of the 
kind have been futile, and the prospects 
ahead are even worse than in the past. — 
Chxcugo RtpuHican, April 13. 

to have taken on a new nature, with re- 
newed capacity for progress, influence, 
and hapiiiness. If there was any intoxi- 
cation, It was very different indeed from 
that of drunkenness; as far removed 
from it as the inspirations of the poet from 
the hallucinations of a lunatic Seeing 
what others do on such occasions, the 
sobriety, and orderly, dignified behavior 
of the colored people on the occasion of a 
celebration so justly joyous to them, must 
be set down as RrealJy to their credit 
They behaved nobly. 

It is a matter in which the intelligent 
public may well and heartily rejoice, that 
thernegrocs held this celebration of their 
practical emancipation from injustice and 
oppression. It was an opportunity for the 
public to judge of the men whom the 
public liad long condemned, and the result 
of the giXKl and creditable conduct of the 
negroes is that ihey have won the respect 
of thousands who never respected them 
before. Tiiere are thousands in Chicago, 
hundreds of thousands in the coiintry who 
have witnessed similar celebrations, who 
at last lirmly believe that the blacks have 
ri^'hts which the white men are bound to 
respect, and who now, if never before, 
stoutly alUrm that the colored troops 
fought nobly. 

That they will continue to fight nobly 
in the discharge of the duties of citizen- 
ship in this gr«at rcptiblic, they alone can 
doubt who doubt the beneficence of free- 
dom and the goodness and wisdom of Him 
who hath made of one blo(xl all nations of 
vaiB.— V/aciigo Post, April 8. 



And the Colored Troops Fought >'ohly. 

Th« celebration at Chicago, on yester- 
day, by the colored people, of the ratifica- 
tion ot the Fifteenth Amendment to the 
Constitution, was an event worthy of 
note on many accounts. It is certainly 
true that the procession during the day 
was a marked success. The thousands 
who witn«8se«.l it will agree that there 
have bet-n few more impi^sing displays in 
Chicago. Kverything that ought to have 
been done was done, s<i far as the public 
could perceive. Nothing seemed to be 
lacking. The civic display and the mili- 
tary display were exceedingly well got up, 
and appropriate to the occasion. If those 
forming th»' procession had been white 
men, they could not have done better than 
was done ; and white men have frefjuent 
ly, on like jubilant occa.sions, done a great 
deal worse. 

Of the pr(xree<ling8 at the hall we need 
not speak at length They were creilitable 
throughout The negroes did their part 
with great and acknowledgetlsucces.s and 
even rclat. The meeting, last evening, 
was a great deal nv^re interesting, instruct 
ivc, and onlerly than any Democratic 
meeting of the past fifteen yc«rd which we 
dtn now recall ti> mind. 

I»ut the parlit ular i><>int in this celebra- 
tion by the negroes to w hich we desire t4) 
call the special attention of the public is 
the fact that go« hI order and perfect so- 
briety rhamctcri/cd the day, so far as 
those cBgagtd in the celebration were 
concerned. There was no more drunken- 
ness in Chicago on the negroes' Fourth of 
Julv than on any other day. If men will 
recall the last "great day" the Chicago 
Democracy have hatl— the day of Horatio 
Seymour's speech in '[i*»'<S — and compare 
this with that, they will form a very favor- 
able opinion of the go«xl lonductof the 
newlv enfranchised citizens. If there 
ever was an oct^i^ion— which there never 
wa.<i-when men would In- justifiable for 
halarious and extravagant behavior result- 
ing from the drinking of healths, it was 
this when the negroes celebrated their ex- 
odus from the land of p<-»lilical bondage, 
and their safe arrival in a sphere so much 
better and brighter IhiU tliey might seem 

Li<i iiT Timber— Sunbeams. 
A tJooD Side Show— Ajpretty cheek. 
I,0e0,090— A millionaire is necessarily a 
naughty man. 

How many Achers constitute suitable 
grounds of complaint * 

Some gnxjers show their grit by sand- 
ing their sugar. 

*' Can you return my love, my dearest 
Julia ?" " Certainly, sir ; I do not want 
it, I am sure." 

" IIl'UHY, mamma,'' said a little inno- 
cent, with his cut finger, *'hurry, it's leak- 

FoRKTiiorcuT and prudence both say 
insure your life. Take their advice and 
insure in the Washington. 

Many men nourish a wicked contempt 
for cold water. They hate the bucket, 
and consequently s«X)n kick it. 

Sua that marries a man because he is a 
g(K>d match, must not be surprised if he 
turn out a lueifer. 

A Jkhskyman, in reply to the charge 
that women can do no fighting in time of 
war, .s.ays his wife does nothing else. 

A nisTKiONu; party, Avho had heard a 
good deal about the " theatre of war," sug- 
gests that the back seats must be very tie- 
si rable. 

TiiK Washington Life Insurance Com- 
pany is increasing more than two thou- 
sand dollars per day, above all hisses and 

A New Youk hotel recently startled its 
j^uests by putting "mice pie "in the bill 
of fare. Investigation proved that mince 
pie wtts intended. 

TiiK Detroit Fre:- Press finds another 
arirununt against hard w<jrk in the fact 
that a' man recently died within five min- 
utes after splilliii:; Some wood. 

A MAN may be ever £o poor, he may be 
ever SO unfortunate, but he need never be 
hard up for candles so long as he makes 
light of his siilferiugs. 

A Down-East i)apcr s.ays, in an obitu- 
ary notice, that "the decea.S'jd had been 
for several years a director of a bank.not- 
willistandiug which he died a Christian, 
and universully respected." 

A TitAUESMAN objected, the other day, to 
receive from one of his customers a note 
at ;{0 day-s, on the ground that lie might 
die before that time. " Die ! " e.xclainud 
the customer, " who ever heard of a man 
dying within oO days." 

Thk following advice is from a New- 
burg paper : Press on, young man, though 
you be po<ir. We know a youth who, 
with only his two hands and a crowbar, 
opened a jewelry store, and now he is 
living in a tiim stone residence in Sing 

A SMAUT old lady, being called into 
court as witness, grew impatient at the 
questions pat to her, and told the Judge 
that she would quit the stand, for he was 
" raly one of the most inquisitive old 
gentlemen she ever see." 

HusnAND. "If I were to lose you, I 
wouhl nev( r be such a fool as to marry 
again." Wife. "If I were t<» lose you, I 
would marry again directly." Husband. 
" My death would be regretted by at least 
one pers<m." Wife. "Uy whom?" Hus- 
band. " My successor." 

The Danbury, Conn., News ot a recent 
date says: " Sunday being a balmy day, 
the styles were brought out. The most 
richly dressed lady we saw is the wife of 
a man who has owed this office |13 for 
nearly three years. He says he cannot 
raise the money, and we believe him." 

Cavknpish, the philosopher, invariably 
had a leg of mutton for his solitary din- 
ner. On one occasion he announced to 
his servant that six gentlemen were to 
dine with him on that day. " What am I 
to give them for dinner?" ejaculated the 
factotum, in dismay ; " one leg of mutton 
won't do for six gentlemen." " Then give 
them six legs of mutton !" wa.^ the philo- 
sophical reply. 

TiiEY are constantly making the most 
interesting discoveries of antiquities at 
Rome. Among other things lately found 
at 0.slia is a portable iron kitchen; 
It shuts and opens ; when closed, there Is 
one place for coals and a sauce-pan ; when 
open, the kitchen is in the form of a star, 
radiatim; from this center furnace, and at 
the endjof each ray is a little furnace, with 
places for cooking utensils. 

A CLKROYMAN in a certain village de- 
sired the clerk to give notice that there 
would be no wrvice in the afternoon, as 
he was going to cfiiciate for a clerical 
brother in the vicinity. Immediately after 
service, the clerk, rising up, called out : 
" I am desired to give notice that there 
will l>e no .xrrrtrt; this alternoon, as Dr. 

|} is going a tithing with another cler- 

Mr. B of cimrse corrected 

" Sweet are the uses of adversity," but 
a very little gt)e8 a good way. 

Sorrow can never wholly fill the heart 
that is occupied with others' welfare. 
Constant melancholy is rebellion. 

Potatoes for Breakfast.— Take the 
mashed potatoes left from dinner the day 
before, mix them smooth with a little hot 
milk and butter, put them by spoimfuUs 
into an iron biscuit pan previously healed, 
and brown them in a hot oven. They are 
very light and nice. 

To liKMovE Old Iron Mould.— It is 
recommended that tlie part stained should 
be remoistened with ink, and this re- 
moved by the use of muriatic acid diluted 
with five or six times its weight of water, 
when it will be found that the old and 
new stain will be removed simultaneously. 

To RAISE hickory trees, plow the 
ground and plant the hickory nuts in rows 
five feet apart. Sow the nuts thickly at 
first, and thin them out as they become 
crowded. Plant in autumn, and fresh 
nuts, for those too well dried will not 
grow. Cultivate the trees for two or 
three years, or until they begin to shade 
the ground. 

Shoulder of Mutton. — A shoulder of 
mutton, weighing about six pounds, re- 
quires one hour and a half to roast; if 
stuffed, a quarter of an hour longer. Be- 
fore cooking it, take Out the bone, and fill 
the space with a dressing of bread 
crumbs, pepper, salt, parsley, sweet mar- 
joram, one egg, and a small piece of but- 
ter mixed together. 

Polish for Patent Leather Goods. — 
Take half a pound ofmolasses or sugar, one 
ounce of gum arable, and two pounds of 
ivory black ; boil them well together, then 
let the vessel stand until quite cooled, and 
the contents are settled ; after which, bot- 
tle off. This is an excellent reviver, and 
may be used as a blacking .in the ordinary 
way, no brushes for polishing being re- 
Teqn'iTGd.—ScientiJic Amerimn. 

An exchange says that a great economy 
in the manufacture of bread is secured by 
the following prod sa : Gluten to the 
amount of ten or twelve per cent, is ex- 
tracted by boiling water from bran, and 
the flour is kneaded with this infusion, 
whereby from twenty to thirty per cent, 
more bread is obtained. The bread, of 
courge, is not so white as that of first 
(luality, but is much more nutritious. 

Blekdino from the nose is always re- 
garded as an unwelcome event, yet, in the 
opinion of Dr. Ifall, it always is benefi- 
cial, preventing headache or more serious 
illness, and sometimes arresting apoplexy 
and sudden death. Therefore it should 
not be immediately arrested. When the 
nose threatens to bleed excessively, it can 
sometimes be arrested by putting the feet 
in hot water, or by applying a mustard 
plaster between the shoulders. 

Salt as a Manure.— A subscriber of 
the Maine Fanner, a most careful and ex- 
emplary farmer, purchased last spring a 
large (luantity ot damaged salt lor dress- 
ing, it was Japplied to grain and root 
crops at the rate of ten bushels to the 
acre, being spread broadcast after the 
grain was sowed, and harrowed in. Its 
beneficial ctlecls were quite marked, es- 
pecially upon a crop of peas, although 
says he believes liim- 
a larger (luanlity than 

the earth is cold and wet, and if there is 
a dry and loose spot they are sure to col- 
lect in it, and if this should happen to be 
around a hill of corn or cabbage-plant, so 
much the better for t tie worms. We have 
tried applying manuie from the barn-yard 
around young raspbc rry-plants set out in 
spring, and «ftuost without exception they 
have l)een destroyed by cut- worms, while 
others not manured in this manner have 
in a great measure escaped. The best 
method of destroying cut-worms that we 
have ever tried is to catch and kill them, 
which may be readily (k>ne very early in 
the morning. — Hearth and Jftme. 

the gentleman 
self that he used 
was necessary. 

The Castor 


Fanner says : Thus far, all 

who have 

What Is Thought of the Snrprise Oats 
at the East. 

Mybon F. Gowdy, of Someryille, Conn., 
writes as follows to the New Sngland 

Three years ago a friend of mine in Chi- 
cago sent me direct from Mr. C. H. Van 
Olmda, the originator, a little bag con- 
taining one pint of Surprise Oats, accorn- 
panied by a circular setting forth their 
superiority over the common oats, which 
was that they would yield more, ripen 
earlier, and were ht avier than any oiner 
known variety. He claimed that they 
would yield 133 bushels per acre ; would 
weigh 45 pounds to the bushel, and ripen 
three weeks sooner than common oats. At 
first I thought it all humbvg, or that the 
statement was'i«i««»««iy exaggerated, but 
soon I put aside my prejudice and exer- 
cised my reason like a sensible man. 1 
here had a sample of oats that I knew 
were vastly superior to atiy other tliat I 
ever saw, but with me the question was, 
can such oats be grown on common soil 
without special t ffort ; nothing short 
of a fair trial would solve the ques- 
tion to my satisfaction. I sowed them up- 
on about one square ro<l of ground, giv- 
ing the soil the same preparation as for 
the common variety, and sowed them at 
about the same time. On the 8th of July 
I harvested one-hal :' bushel that weighed 
twenty pounds. Tlie next year, 1868, the 
oat crop was very light,— common oats 
would weigh scarce ly twenty-five pounds 
per bushel. The Surprise Oats weighed 
thirty-nine. Last year, the yield 
of this varietv was exceedingly abun- 
dant, the weight forty-one pounds per 
bushel. Compared with common oats, 
the soil and culture being the same, they 
will yield three buiihcls to their two, and 
will weigh fully one-third more, thus giv- 
ing twice the number of pounds per acre. 
I have never sown them on land ex- 
ceedingly fertile for the purpose of secur- 
ing an enormous y eld, to use the account 
of which as an advortisement. My object 
has been to see if they were a superior va- 
riety for practical culture. 

On soil that is capable of producing 
thirty bushels of corn per acre with a 
f>;ood handful of ashes in the hill, these 
fiats will yield from fifty to sixty bushels 
per acre, without the aid of any manure 
or fertilizer whatever. They are a white 
oat, exceedingly plump and large and 
ver}' early, an important consideration, as 
they are less liable lobe injured by storms 
and less likely to rust In these respects I 
consider them greatly superior to the 
Norway, which ripen about a week later 
than the common oats, I believe. I am 
fully satisfied that the Surprise Oats are 
not :dl a humbug, nor am I alone in this 
opinion, as I am supplying seed to my 
neighbors at the rate ol $5.00 per measured 
bushel, warrantee! to weigh forty one 

1» yon do not feel well yon aend for a doctor, he 

callB upon you, looks wise, scrawls some hiero- 
glyphics upon a piece of paper which von take to 
a drug store and there pay BO cent* to f 1 00. benidos 
thu doctor's fee, for a remedy nine times ont ol 
ten not half so good as Dr. Uorsx's Imdian Hoot 
Pn.j,s, which cost but 96 cent* per box. Do 
you think the former ihe best because you pay the 
most for it? It yon do, we advise yon to use just 
as an experiment, the Mobse's Indiah Root 
Fills. They are prepared from a tormula pro- 
nounced by the most learned physicians of our 
country, to be the best and mout universal of fam- 
ily medicines. The Mobbb's Ikuian Koot I'lixs 
cure Headache, Liver complaints, ludlireBtion, 
DyBpopula, Female irre^ilariiicn, *c., and are put 
up both sugar-coated and plain. Give them a triul. 
8old by all dealers. 

Phosphoi OB and CaUsaya, knowrf as Ferro-PtiosphattiO 
Elixir of Callsaya Bark. The iron restoree color uj 
the blood, the phosphorus renews waste of the nerve 
tissue, and the callsaya nlvet natural, healthful tone 
to the digestive organs, thereby curUut dyspepsia in Its 
various Ibrms, wakefulness, general debility, depression 
ofsplriU; also, the best prsvenave against lever aad 
a8:ue. One pint contains the virtues of one ounce ot 
callsaya, and one teaspoonfnl, a (jraln of iron and 
phosphorus. MaBufactured only by CASWELL, 
UAZAIU) A CO., successors to Caswill, iU-on * l^- 
New York. Sold bT Dnuottsts. 


Roffen' Orlgrinal Harpoon 



Greatest Becord in the History of 
igrloiltaral InpleHenta. 

Thtr«e»-n [1 SI Flmi Prrmluim 
KhIIoI 1S69. at !\iNR 



Tmprovrtl, and 

Dumo>8 Catarrh Snnff 

strengthens Weak Eyes— Improve? the Ilearlng, 
Relieves Headache, Promotes Expectoration, 
Cures Catarrh in its worrit forms, and oweetens the 
Breath. It contains no Tobacco, is mild, and pro- 
motes a pleasant senfatinn and beneflcial result* to 
all who appreciate "A Clear Head." Sold every- 
where by Druppiets. 

KiDDKR A Wethkbmx, Agent*. 
104 VyimamSt..N ew York. 

Thstbd by Time.— For Throat Dis- 
eases, Colds, and Coughs, " Brown's Bron- 
chial TVoc/ies " have proved their eflBcacy 
by a test of many years. The good effects 
resulting from the use of the Troches 
have brought out many worthless imita- 
tions. Obtain only " Brown's Bronchial 

(lurtiiK the 1 

(lltlereiit Btste Falrc, were 
our uuloadUif; apparatus, 
upon Rofctrs' Orlg" ' 
Horse Uay Fork, T . 
KOI'R upon Nellls' Stackpr, In 
sddltlor , by Expcutl ve Com mlttPPS. 
Medals, IMpomas. and Hono'sble 
Mentions. Rnccesulul at every Trial 
ud Exiiltiltlon hi/ mtiuil Ifxl in 
\ rnmpnitton with rhe If-adlnp articles 
I of tnelr class, which must be c on- 
clusl ve that O'lr pcoods possess morn 
than ordinary meilt to Command 
honors of thl< nature. Tliese fact?, 
ito^etlier with the endorsements of 
'he most sclrntmc Farmers and 
Hay Dealers of the Country ; also 

Eractlcal Illustrations for dcposlt- 
'.e hay In mow or on stack, are fu ly 
Bet forth In our Pampulbts, fur- 
rlshed/r«* upon application to 

ROGERS k NELLIS, Prt)ps., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

No HuBBUO. It IS lOtTanfM to care lo«t or impure 
Taste, Smell or Heartno;, Walerlnit or Weak Bye^ 
Offensive hrpa'h. Ulcerated Throat or Mouth, Pain and 
Pressur'' In the Head, an 1 loss of Mwraorv when caused, 
aaall ot them In-ouer.Uy are, by the ravages el Catarrh. 
Itlsplensant au:I palnle-a to use, contains no stronf 
polsonons or catutlc druics, bnl cwen by iU mUd tocMf 
ina ndl'm. ._»,.» 

Twill par two Reward for a case of Catarrh that 

Pbiox Only r>0 Cixtb. 
If your Drunlst has not yet got It on sale, don't ba 
put otr with some worse than worthless stronK stufl, 
•* f iimiitator," or poisonous caustic solution. wt\lcta 
win dnr.^ th' duttnis I'l Hit Iwnji lQSt.«d of 'url'iRlt, 
but send sU'y cenU to me and the remedy will reaCh 
you by re;urn mail. Fojr packages, poetpalu. fZ.OO, 
one do7,en lor {5.00. 

Send a two cent stamp for Dr Sage's pamphlet oa 
Catarrh. Address Uie Protirletor. 

R. v. PUiUCE. M. D.. 

(WFFiOO. N. Y. 




Lnteat from the L«dle«.-81nce the Introduction 

THE liAIH. ladles who formerly used the poisonous 
dyes, are iinlversallv aliamlo'ilng ttiein. They nnd the 
new article so harmless, po clean and pure, bo pleasant 
to the sens'S, and with nil so superior us a means ol 
renewlnc the orleinal color of their faded ringlets that 
they ftt)solutflj Blinddcr when they think of tbe flit ly 
slull tliey oiiee used. _^__ 


Surprise Oats. 

City Missionary of Boston 



How to c-tch, tame and pr<ipaKat« 
them. How a hov mad"- •.W per 
year at It. Book with full Instruc- 
lion? se' t for M.%0 rent". Ad- 
dress J. B. LUCKWOOD, 
Charlottr, Mirbl|can 



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Seed of the BE!«T Variety on Ihe BEST 
goil, nnd you will get ihe BEST and most 
profllablo Crops and the BEST prices. 

the awkwanl blunder. 

H.MiNKMANN, the founder of the llo- 
nioi.piithic S( hool, was one day consulted 
l)y a wealthy Knglish.lord. The doctor 
listened patientlv to the statement which 
the patient made to him. He then took a 
small vial, opened it, and held it under 
the lonl's nose. "Smtll! Well, y<.u are 
cured:" Tin- lord asked, in surprise, 
" How much do I owe you?" " A thou- 
sand fraiicC was the reply. Th« lord iin- 
raetliaUly pulleil out a bank note and held 
it under the doctor's nose. " Smell ! 
Well, yi'U are paid!" 

The following anecdote is told of 
Charles Oieken.^ who was once present 
at a dinner pjirty where a young writer in- 
veighed against the world generally, in a 
very " forcible feeble manner." During 
a pauw in this philippic against the hu- 
man race. Dickens said, across the tabk\ 
in the most self congratulatory of tones : 

" I say, . what a lucky thing it is you 

and I don't belong to it. It reminds me," 
continued the author of "Pickwick," "of 
two men Who, on a raised scalfold, were 
awaiting the dual delicate attention of the 
hangman : the notice of one arnustd 
by observing llxat a bull had got into the 
crowd of spectators, and was busily en 
gagcil in tossing one here and another 
there; whereupon he said to the other, ' I 
-•say. Bill. /</np lucky it i»for u» that "•" '»'•'' 
up here r'' 

rai-sed the Castor Beau— who have given 
It proper care and attention— have made 
it a very pn.tilable crop. It should be 
borne in mind that the Irtrge bean does not 
open Ireely ; the snnall Ilhnois bean opens 
without trouble and is easily gathered. 
There is a market now f<fr all that can be 
rai.-sed, and there should be no delay in 
planting. If there were one thousjvnd 
H( res planted now, in addition to all that 
haM been planted, there is a ready market 
for tl^e crop. 

A Cell.\u Well.— a writer in Uearth 
and Hinne says ; " 1 dug the well in my 
cellar in the usual way until a good sup- 
ply of water was reached; then sUjned it 
up about three feet, making a good reser- 
voir ; tlien inserted a 1>4 inch galvanized 
iron pipe, placed some tiat stones over the 
w^ll, and tilled in even with the cellar- 
bottom with dirt. The pipe leads directly 
to the sink, where a good iron pump isat- 
Uiched. The advantages are, pure water, 
absolutely free from insects or vermin 
and all surface rubbish, and a saving of 
the expense of stoning U]) to the surface. 
I am very much pleased with the plan." 

II<nv Much S.\lt is Enough— In Eng- 
land it is ascertained by experience that 
sheep re(iuire half a pound a week, which 
is twenty-eight pounds, or half a custom 
house bushel per annum ; cows require a 
bushel and a half per annum ; young cat- 
tle, a bushel ; tliaught horses and draught 
cattle a bushel ; colts and young cattle, 
from three pecks to a bushel each per an- 
num. It is also cu.stomary to use, in cur- 
ing a ton of hay, ten or fifteen pounds of 

Never fill kerosene lamps after dark, 
but always in day time. Never allow a 
latnp to be placed on a mantle-piece, 
whether the room has a grate or stove 
fire, as the heat of the same will cause 
the oil to be more inflammable, and more 
liable to explode when lighted. It is a 
common practice in factories to have their 
lamps hung on wire from the ceiling; 
they should be removed when not in use, 
as the heat of the stove ascends towards 
the ceiling, the effect being the same as in 
the second suggestion. Do not allow the 
wick to get baked or crusty ; trim it fre- 

For diptheria in fowls, take half an 
ounce of tincture of myrrh, one drachm 
powdered borax, one drachm powdered 
chlorate of potash ; dissolve the borax 
and chlorate of pota.^h in three and a half 
ounces of hot water, and when cold, put 
in a vial, and add the tincture of myrrh ; 
apply this solution plentifully, with a 
feather or camel's hair brush, three or four 
times a day, to the mouth and throat, and 
rub the outside sores with some roding 
ointment. An ointment made from white 
wax one part, l.ard four parts, is very 
good ; but much better is some medicated 
salve, such as many keep by them for 
burns, scalds, sores, aic—mehange. 

How to Sk< tre Good Oats for Seed. 
—A correspondent of the Country Oentle- 
tiutn says : " I'lace your oats in a heap on 
the middle of the threshing floor, on tho 
end that the wind blows to. Get yon a 
milking st<x>l and a small sc^op— your 
wife's flour scoop will do— and throw the 
oats, with alight turn of the wrist, to the 
other end of the fl-^ir, against a gentle 
wind. A little practice will srxm enable 
you t.) throw it in a hall circle, and at the 
same distance. Sweep fill' now and then 
if you have much,— the utmost circle of 
seed, the light ostts for feed, and the weed 
seed tv burn. You will now have seed 
oats worthy to sow, without buying at *•» 
per bushel. I have seen oiits grown in 
Sweden until I was forty years old, but 1 
never saw a heavy crop where the seed 
was not selected as above." 

M.vMRB AND Cut Worms.— Farmers 
and irardeners .sufler more or less every 
spring from the depredations of cut- 
worms ujoon their young plants, cabbages, 
tomatoes, beets, corn, ami, in fact, scarce- 
ly any thing ef the kind is left undis- 
turbed by the common i:ray cut-worm. 
We \\\\\ not attempt to otlcra preventive, 
but will BUggi-st that those who pra<tice 
manuring in the hill suffer a greater loss 
than tho.-*e who apply their ferlllkcrs 
broadcast. This applies, howcTcr, only 
to coarse manure taken from the barn- 
yard or compost heap. These pests of the 
farm work mainly in enrly spring when 

The Privilege of Stockholder.s. 

Two gentlemen were chattering on the 
Boulevard ; one was a great speculator de- 
veloping the plan of a magnificent pro- 
ject!; the other a da/zled capitalist, ready 
to snap at a bait. He hesitated a little, 
but was just yielding:, merely making a 
a ^few ohjeolions for conscience's fake. 
Near f iiese two passed a couple of young- 
sters «)f twelve ycirs. Tiiey were looking 
into a tobacco shop close by, and one t-ricd 
out to the other: 

'• By the piper ! I'd like to smoke a sou's 
worth of tobacco. ' 

•' Well," said tho other, " buy a sou's 

•' Ah ! as luck w ill have it, I haven't the 

" Hold on ! I've got two sous." 

" That's the ticket ! just the thing; one 
for the piiie and one for the tobacco." 

" ( )h, yes ; but what am I to do V" 

" You ? C)h ! y< w shall be stockholder ; 
you can spit." 

Likens.— The P-uke brand of Irish linon 
niiti litifii haudkcrciruls are pronounced to be 
th<^ hv^l hi the in.irki.'t, havinij ^Mincd a repu- 
tation for Mrength, duraldlity, and tifiiutifiil 
fiui.tfi unc<|U.alid hy iiiiy ; and are in tlio lii;;h- 
est favor t-verywhcTe. Tliey can lie found at 
most any dry jjoodn store in the city or conn- 
try, and can bo dis- injruishcd from others by 
a mountahi peak stamped on each piece. 

— - m • * - — 

Every SxTtTRt at for April 16 contains 
six full-page e^g^a^'^'l£JS from original designs or 
well-iinown painting" Dickens' new Ftory, " The 
Mystery of Edwin JJrood," Is continued, and a 
large amount of other fresh reading matter is 
given. Published bj Fields, O.^oood & Co.. Bos- 
ton, Mass., at $o.00 jKsr year. Single numbers 10 


* s » 

TarRE is no ezcus-e of so many deaths by con- 
sumption, if those ailllctPd with lung diseases will 
only use Allen's Li no Balsam in season. It v;il 
soon cure the disease and prevent so great a sacri- 
fice of life. For sale by all druggists. 

Farmers who have thus tried the celebrated SUK- 
PIJISE OATS do not hesitate to say that seed of thU 
variety atflO.OO pi-r bushel is cheaper than common 
oats for nothing. 

A QuanUty of this seed of supcrlTr quality has been 
procured direct from the well known Ejperlmental 
Farm of GEO. A. DEITZ. Chanibersburg, Pa., which 
wUl be sold in quantities of one barrel or more, deliv- 
ered onboard cars or at expre.H3 olHce In Uds city free 
of cartage at 


The same quality as were letallcd last year at |10 

|ier bushel. 
Secure your seed whilf^ you have this opporttinlty 
Kemlt by money order or In rcglslored let'x^r. 
Give plain dlrfcilons for shlpidng and whether as 

Krci;;hl or by K.xpruss. 

Beins all In barrels ready for thlpment, they will be 
forwurdud (/;i//^ ilUdtly upon rt;ciii)l of icmltlunce. 

Prompt Shipment Guaranteed. 

There Certainly can not be Fennd a Better 
Cough or Liung itemedy. 

As au Expectorant It has no Eqnal« 

Boston, M/iss., February 18, 1889. 
Mbssbs. p. Davis & Son— Gentlemen : The packase 

of Allen's Luns Balsam you sent me to use amone the 
affllctcil poor In my city missionary work has proved 
very accfptable and u8"f»l. It lias L-one Into several 
families, and with remarkable etlect In every Instance. 
One woman has been restored from what U'-r physi- 
cians pronounced consumption, atXer several months' 
sickness with cougl:, great pain in the lun^s, and pros- 
trallon. so that she is ahle now to do housework and 
a-'slht in Uic Bupport of hsr family, and with care and 
continued use of the Balsam she exjiects entire restor- 

Another person, a youns woman to whom I save one 

bottle, has received great benefit, so that her cough, 

1 which was of months' standlne, Is gettine bcttz-r, an<i 

she has purchasixl the second bottle, and has every 

Indication of a speedy cure. 

A young man who wa* raising blood, and quite weak 
and sick, has, by the useol two bottles, been much 
improved, an<i is able to do a little at his work. 

A young man to whom I recommcut'ed atrial of It, 
who has had a liad couirh, and much pain In his lungs 
lor months past, ana unable to (fet rest oi sl>*p. has 
commenced takin;! it, and Is now usine the fourth 
bottle with great bencfll. He said to me on a recnt 
visit, he would not do without it. Ueialv'Pln? <and 
reason.ably It seems to me) to be able lo resurce his 
work airatn. 
Very respectfully and gratefnllv yours, 

CHAItLES A. ROUNDY, City Missionary. 

J. N. HARRIS & CO., Sole Prop's, 
ct:^ci:^ivati, oiiio. 

or Hold hF all DriiKirlHU. 

EVEPt siisrcB 


— OR — 


Nothing waa ever known 



To be fully aware of Ito merit* you have to use It 1 1 
restore*? Gray Hair to it* ori:,'iual color. It work* like 
a charm. It coiitaias no d-letertous drugs, but U 
wholly made of yegetoblc matter, lieud lor Trealisu 
on the Hair. 

S. A. CHEVALIER, fl. D., 

104 F, 4Sth St., New York, 

Seeds and 




99 Washington SI., Chicago. 

Urfhrkvcfp :— Mannfrtcturers' National Hank, Chl- 
ca;:o; A. N. Kellogs. I'roprietor lUUiojd (Ju-xUt. 


Room 15. P. 0. Block, 

Bpeclal CntaloKHca of SEEDS, either Whole- 

aale or ftetnll, sent to applicant 

on receipt of ^tanip. 

Our laree Imple- 
mentH, Machines and Small Tools Is a handiiome 
volume of about ;H»t> paireit, containing nearly 60« 
llliistriiliona ot the n''west and best fir Farm and 
Household ase, and Is sent, post-pal 1 by mall, on re- 
ceipt of gtl ; bM IK will renmilthUi ot! ror^ipt of the 
fift intie^ ffH our a'W(t'> to the amount of $').00, 

Addiess all letters to K. H. AL.LEN dk CO., 
P. O. Box37U, New York, 

N. B.— If yon want anything for use on your farm, 
send a stamp to us and we will cither write yon the 
desired inforiuatiou, or send you a SpecliU Circular ol 
>thich we Issue a large numlH'T. 


Hair Dye has been proved poisonless. Professor Chil- 
ton, whose reputation as an analytleal chemist gives 
hLs statemcnu the weight of authority, announces that 

Cristadoro's Excelsior Hair Dye 

has been subjected to the proper tests hi his laboratory 
and thai the results show It to be 


as well as admirably adapted to the purposes for which 
it Is dpsiamed. This Is ln;[)ortant, as the public has just 
t>een warned, by 'wo leading sclcntilic organs, acainst 


now before the public. 


as a Dressing, acts like a cburm on the Ilalx after 
Dyelne. Try It. 

New Discc^sry I I 

A JL./ 1 atl f 

Jiion for the Hair* 


Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of 

Vegetable and Choice Imported 

For 1870, Is now publlBhed, ahd will be sent FltKJi to 
all appllcauU. D.M. KKliUV & CO.. ,„ ^ 
^ Seedsmen, Di^trolt, Mich. 

to Davf 

liaiiied u 
rlonlhs o 

<icknn •'"»*''- D*^KT 

«Ipr\J\JC'a>h will be (riven for Ori? 

_ -Marvelons Feats Of the 

Davenport Brothrm, Ac. fully exposed arid ex- 

nialiiedui Hanky's Jni;r.NAi., <>f anv newsdi-aler or' Ix 

Months on Trial to an\ vi-w subseribf r inly 2H cfs. 

& Co., 119 N'as«au-»t.. N. Y. 

;inal 1 uzzles. 

E'xihiscs all new fwlndles'and humbugs 

*rt of Tra nln« ^ntninN, acomjilete pildo to 
breaklmr.taminirHiidtrnlnlnirall anira:U8,inrlndlnif the 
wondi riul feats uf hII "trick " anima's. iW pages, f.0 
lllu8tratloiis.r>0ct«. Watchmaker and .Tpweler'8 Manu:il, 
as. SoapmakerV Manu'.l,2ri. Ilor-eshocr's Manual, L' . 
Guldeto AuthorfhIp.M. Seiri'ureof stammering. 25. 
ilouie UeoreatlofiB. a'l. 1000 Money Making S-crets. VF. 
IJogUPs and IJoirncrioB of N. V., 2.=). Ihonograplilc 
Handbxik, 25. Ventriloquism, 15. Painter's Manual, 50. 

f0f Rtstorinj[ t§ 

Orij[inal C 

utterly irom 
* colorcr*,*' 

0) i" 


Hmir m 


the "dyes,- 

' restorer! ** 

i.ct% on ft 

Batchelor's Hair Dye. 

This splendid ITaii Dye is the best in tbe world, 
the only true and perfect Dye: harmless, reliable. In- 
stantaneous; no disappointment; no ridiculous 
tints; remedies the 111 effects of bad eyes; invig- 
orates and leaves tho Hair soft and beantifnl black 
or brown. Sold by all Drusgltt-' and Perfumers, 
and projperiy applied at the Wig Factory, 16 Bond 

•treet. New York. 

» • ^ 

Mervons Hf>adac-hr. Liver Complaint. Sec, 

Ac. The Uraln belpf thi- mont delloat" and STsltlve 
of all our organs. Is r iccssarily more or less sffeettHl 
by all onr t-odlly ailments. A headache Is often the 
first symptom of a s'rioui dlspasc. If th" nervous 
system is aflected, .here Is aUays trouble at lu 
Konrcpln the pcrlcrft iluni. And it mav be her-* re- 
marked that as the n<-rvou8 fibre pervades i\u- entire 
frame, no part of the physical ctructuie can l>e affect- 
ed without the n'-rves suHcrlng •>ymnathetlcally. 
Liver complaint of every type afl'-cu th^' brain. 
Sometimes the etfeci Is stupor, confu.lon of ideas, 
hvpochondriasls; sometimes p. rslstent or periodical 
headache. In any I'aiie the l«st remedy that can be 
taken Is Pr,».vTATioN 1;itt«r.'«. In headache proceed- 
In" from Indlgestloi oV bl!ion=nPBS, or both, the 
•tomachlc and antl-Mllon^ properties of the prep-ra- 
Uon will soon relle e the torture, by removing the 
cause. If the compUlnt ii purely nervous— In other 
words. If It has ori .inat'd In the nervous system, 
and Is not thf result of sympathy, the Bittkbs will 
be equally ellicacloa t. 

Po light and delicate are all the preparations made 
from 8«A. Moss F*«iNa that It Is tnvalvsble t<>r In- 
jallds and all those requiring a Ught and easily 
lUested food. 

AJournal of Transportation. 

Railroad Questions di>»cussed by Practical Rail- 
road Men. 

Illustrated Descriptions of Railroad Inventions. 

Railroad Engineering and Mechanics. 

Record of the Progress of Railroads. 

Railroad Reports and Statistics. 

General Railraid News. 

R-nilroad Electlon.« and Appointments. 

Twenfy-four large quarto pa^es, published every 
Saturday on and after April 8, 1870. 

Every Railroad Man, and every man interested in 
Railroads, should have it. Terms, fS.OO a year, In 
advance. Address 

A. N. KBLLOGO, Publisher, 

101 Washington St., Chicago. 


__ - BAWNKR.-A large 40- 
colnmn pap"r, ryl'jfr f Ize, lllnstrste'i. Devt ted to 
Sketches Poetry, Wit, Humor, genninr fun. Nonsense 
for a sensible klnd>, ani to the exposure of Swindling, 
Hnrnbng*. &c. Only 75 efs. a year, and a superb en- 
graving " Evangeline," l'-ix2 feet. yratlH. :».OC0 circu- 
lation. H'rifvrffiifi't'd to nil tIio n-t it. It Is wide- 
awake, fearles?, tmthfu'. Try It now. T.5 rt». n 
yrnr. Speelracns FBKE- Address' ' BANNER, 
lllnitdHrc, N. H. .^ 

STAM.MRRIN'i.— The cause removed. Address 
Dr. A. nCLMiPMAN. E»fit Iladdam, C"t, _ 

©1 Ci AGKNT-» WA^'TEDln all parts of th 
O I ■ /.countri', for Hoggson's "National Linen 


for A?t 

Our Ag' nts average 
in rir«rt/>o.T KawALi 

ai per day. 
u. «'i.iohuSi. 

lO.'t, Ur.ssnl.i 

K Y 


\<;F,%'Tt*.— ?20 watch free, given 

•e. y 1.1 VK man »hn will act as onrKget.1. 

Bnsln-»< II ;ht and honorable ; pavs »:W per day. Ad- 

INXKDY & Co., Plttal.urgh, Pa^ 

> T g.'iitlM lo 

(IrtSS U. Mo.NTOK K«N> 


rantion.— Aiidaclons Coantwfcll ! 

The reputation v-hlch, for many years, has at- 
Uched to "Hosteler's Stomach Bntcrs," aatho 
Stasi>.\Ri> Toxic or TUB AoE. and the large de- 
mand for the article , not only in the United States, 
but elccwhere, havo provoked the cupidity of the 
rorf*TF.ui'KiTiNii Ti;iEE, ami it has been extensive- 
ly SIM^^JVTKl> and imitateu by nnecrupulous 

The moBt daring eoonterfelt of said article, 
whirh has bo.m at I t-mpttd, bns recently come to 
our knowledge. T:ic engraved i-teel label on bot- 
tles containing the ;,'cnuinc l)lttep<. with it.* beauti- 
ful vignette "of St. fieorge and the dmgon, it« 
shield containing !i warnim: against rrmntfrfeitere, 
and its note of hand for "one c«nf at the foot, 
signed with our Inn name, has been c/^ipied so 
closely that the fraud r.m only bo detected on a 
minute inspection. Tbe dark label is also well 
connterfcitcd, and the working on both the imita- 
tion and genuine are precisely the same, the differ- 
CHce being simply in th» execution of the work; 
that of the imitalico being somewhat coari^r than 
the gopninc. <>th«ir conmerfeits are on the mar- 
ket, which are in 111 panicnlan. the same a- de- 
Bcrihcd above, with the exception of a slight dif- 
ference in the spelling of our name. .... 

In addition to the above, these counterfeiters 
have got, e so far la some instances as to place a 
strip tif paper over the c«»rk ahd fasten to the neck 
fif ibc bottle, on %.h;ch U a vi;rnette, and othcr- 
wi-et>rinted to rcs«;mhle the trem-ral appearance 
of our pr.iprieiary U S. Revenue s-tamp, butnpon 
lnM*( lion will disclose the absence of the ftgnre 
•'4' and the w.^rdi •• four cents," also "loit«l 
States Inl^mal Revenue," all of which, together 
with. -Mid iional warding, appear on onr g»-na'n^ 
«.Ump The puhlic are, therefore, especially new corsTanrEn-.. and are 
advised to purchs.-e UostetterV Stom.ifh Bitters 
only of hon-H-s whns« InteirritT is above suspicion, w.d ^ec<^- « 

niustrat' d Catslogu* of P. S. STTRS' Tools and Files, 
Twi.5t Drills and <;hue!<s, Screw Plates and Taps, .Mv 
DdneSer. ws, Knierv Foot Lathea, etc., fent 
fr'-c. Uoot)vow & WioirrMAS, 43 Corn hlll, Itoston. 


Low'm Old nrowii Vl'liidsor and Otber 
Tullct Koap*. 

We beg to cjintlon the public against the many 
worth!. Rs Imitations of the above c<Irl.rat'd Sosp 
that are now manufactured and p.ilmed ol upon the 
pnbllc for the sake of an extra nrort.. 1 he^ j.osm sa 
none of tli<- prop.-rtt'-s which have gained for onr 
f^oap th ir undoubted Buprt-matrr. In pnreliajilne ask 
tor tbe genuine and refuse to lake any other. 

\AtW. S«m * HAVOON. |y>mlon. 




SAWHofalldeyerlptlons. AXK8. PK1.T1NG and 
Solid Teeth, or with Patkitt Aojusttablb Poibtb, 
rifperior to -iJi lv>j-rU"i Tni. si^-o. 

rr Pricru Redpced. JKt __ 
MT* S'-iid <>r Pnre List and t;irc"lars. „0t 

BsHton. MaitN. or Petrai t. jHlch. 


of Irish I.lnens snd Llnrn 
IlandkerchleCs U distin- 
guished for ||ae«rt<« of 
trxtnrr, nnUnrm quati- 
Iv, aupTtwr "iri-nu'h, 
ahdbrnutirnl finlkh. 1^- 
!ug Hide 1 ifi- pnre»t and 
Im.»i iiintriial. th'y«ii«r- 
wtie aiiv L'oods of tl>e ktnd 
ev ••- oil" rc'l in Uii- country. 
'I l44.-y are xoUl by most of 
the (try go"«U merrhants In 
all the ritlex aiid towns 


or Parcnaaers will know these l-'VoIn as a mountain 
Pe«k precisely like the above \» stamw-d on ear h dc/en 
tnd piece. \VM. I. PKARB A CO., 46, 4S 
e 1st., Ifew York. , ^ 

or Utii Onfid/or (''.< I nU'A Sf^^ei. 


All soldiers who were wounded or contracted perma- 
nent disease in the late wai, a'-e enMtled to Pei^gloijS. 
All such soldiers should at once write to JOHN IvIHK- 
PATltlCK, Governm- iit Claim Agent at Mlddleltourne, 
Gumscy Co., Ohio. He ran have their claims allowed 
and paid fVom date of discharge If application t* made 
soon. He also makes speedy collections of Bounty 
for soldiers enlisted prior to July 22, 1«61, and who 
were discharged for disability before ser%'lng two years. 


•75 to 9'iOO ppr month. We want to em- 
ploy a good agent In every County In the U. 8. 
on commission or salary t) Introduce our W'""M 
If^unnu-il I'atent White Viif (Lotli/'x Ltnti; will 
last a hundred years. If you ^'"ut prontable 
and pliasant employment, address K. C. Isl bH 
ctCO., Marnfacturcrs. 78 WUitam St., A. 1. 
or IH Jh'inlitini St., (Tiicago. 


For all Diseases of the Lungs and Kwplratory Or- 
gans. Bchenck's Seaweed Tonic, for Dvspepsla and 
Indigestion. Bchenck's Mandrake Pills, for Uver 
Complaint ^ . , .. 

Theae popular medb-ines have now been before the 
pnbllc nearly forty years, and thb reputation they 
have attained renders It useless to putl them. T ou- 
gands who have been l)eneflted by their use testily to 
their merits. ^ ^, „. ,^^ 

It may be asVed, by those who are not familiar with 
the virtues ol these great remedies, " How co Dr. 
Bchenck's medicines eflect their wonderful cures of 
Corsumptlon?" _^ .. _. ..w . _ w 

The answer 1* a simple one. They l)e«1n their work 
of resMratlon by l.ringlDg the stomach, 11 v-r and 
bowels Into an active, healthy condition. Iiui food that 
cures this formplable disease Scheiick's Mandrake 
Pills act on the liver and stomach, promoting healthy 
secretion, and removing the bile and slltn'- whh-h have 
resulted from the liiKCtlve or torpi! condition ofihefie 
organs and of the system generally. This Hluggish 
Stat' of the Ixdy and the cons^ouenl accumulation of 
t^'^healthv substances named, prevent Ihe proper 
digestion cf f .od. ai.d as a natural consequj nee i-r^aje 
disease, which rcsulU m prostration and flnaUy In 

*8chenrk's Pulmonic Syrup and Seaweed Toiilc. 
when taken regu!ariv, mmgle with the food, aid the 
dlg^tlve organs, make go "d, rich blood, and as a nat- 
ural coDsennenee give flesh and strength to the 
patitut. Let the faculty say what It may, this Is the 
only true cn^e for consnnip Ion. Experience has 
provedlt beyond the sha-^ow of a doubt, and thou- 
sands are to-'lay alive and well who a few ysrs since 
were regarded as hopeless cases, but who were In- 
duced to try Dr, Sch<nck s remedies, and were restor- 
ed to permanent health by their use. 

Dr. bchenck's Almanac contain ng a fnll treatise on 
the varlon* lorms of dl.sea?e, his mode of tn atm-nt 
and g-neral dlrecflon* how to use bis medicine, can be 
had grs'ls or sent by mail by addresglng his Principal 
OfHce, No. 15 North Sixth st., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Price of the Pulmonic Syrup and fieawe'd Tonic, 
each »1 no per bottle, or IT 50 a half down Mandrake 
pills, ;-) cents a ho*. For sale by aU drnggisU and 


RE'N'Or-HA 1 Combines Water Treatmerit Ho- 

■^* mopopathy. Electro Thermal fia'.bs. 

Water Clire4 H«1flcld's celBbrat<d fcquall7,er. 

TVaiCI »-"»^J ..,,yvge:lz'-dA'r," l.y Inhalation. 

\\m I BT" S<nd for circular. 


Having sncfteftded to th 
business of the AmcricaJi 
Bell Company, all orders 
should now be a'ldrtss'id 

U> US. 

Send for Clrctilars. 
Ko. HO WalDBtHt., 
Uscmnatt. UUk. 

totally cjlGTcrciit principle. It 

iectly innoa^si^s, prcr-ipitatei 
no muddy or fia^^^cnt mit- 
ter, requires no sha^ng up, 
auid communicate* noltarn to 
the ikin or the lined. No 
fetpir curtain it rstc^sgij to 
conceal its turJji^Tappearance, 
for the sirnpfc rcison that it a 
fi»t surhiJL It is. to all intenti 
and pu]|po»cs, a nivt discovirv 

warranted to cISift 

ui the color of tlie 

i o days aitcr the firstlipplica- 

tion, the direction/ oeinf 

earefuUy observ 


Dollar pfet Box, 

» ** Vitalia" it 

a chan^ 

ir within 




Sold by au 

If your Drug^ 
•• Vitalia * on han^ 
closing $1. 
^rward it 

PHAL(i^5 6c Sow 

J17 Braoj/witfy N. T. 

KMTSovir 20 GarmenU; _ , .. 
plef in 30 minutes. The oiuy machine that Knits 

a pair ol bucks com- 

ni.-t<. in ju minuii-B. iw oiuy machine that Ktilts 

circular h.Klery and flat work of all sizes and n akbowb 
Mdwii.KNs-mboth. Over |0,«IM| machine. In use 
-sold mostly l.y .anvasslng aven's S^nd lorclrcu- 
ar and ^ampi.« Stockino. I.AMB .>IAI.M1H» 
!WA>'F'« «;0.. •« WanhlnartoB M. «*lc«««^ 



211 Wasblngton-st. N. Y. 


BA<miT0 lrv»»t>ior«de8lrinrCaycat«,Pst«its 
rA I til I 0»~orold rcjc.;tcd cases corrected of 

•Trorn and paUinted, ran make (.p<-claJ terms aid avoid 
t/><llou» d'lays by eallln? on Karwki.i, KilJ>«oRTn ft 
Co., (formerly ol the U. R. Pa'ent < >inc>') at 1 «2 I>Hke 
St., Chicigo. Pamphlets of Instructions Sf-nt Ire':. _ 

nK^aponttoniaad Horse Powem emb'J'lytn;.' all the 
recent improv.;m.-nts, and faking Ih'' l-a'l "f.^VJ^ 
kin'' la market. Manufactured by GEO. L. SQl-'lKB 
Either Sugir or Sorghum 





For aeailng Windows fwltUout water) ; removing 
Stains ftom Marble and Pnlnl; Polishing Knlvea, 
(no Bcratchlng) ; Washing Uishro. scrubhliig Floors, 
Flo*r t'lotb, Tablra, Both Tyb*. Ac: 

PollshlngTln, Itraas. Iron. Copp-r ai.d Ste. 1 War<«; 
Kemovliig Gums, Oil. Bust and Dirt from machliiTy. 
Indlspf naable for House Cle*nlug, and all uses .eicpt 
washing clothes). It costs but a few cents, and U sold 
by all good Urfwenr, Drug and Notion Stor*. __ 


OKLT TwENTT rivBCBiiTS. I have mwie a ( omplla- 
tlon wit!) H full Hiid *feur:ite e\i.lB:,atlo!i of « CU 
portion of ihe HOMKSTEAJ) LAWS, as » ill Instruct 
any person how to proearc 100 arrea of rich larminjt 
laod for nothing, six months before leaving oa 
the fr«. Hinds ^f the West. AUo, an article on U* 
NEW WK^r. or that portion of country lying west ol 
the MiHfli^slppl, and northwest, giving an accurato 
a<'X;OUlit of lU arci, p-mtU'Win, pr<rp'>1U r^il'uUtfft, 
minnfimiirrri, Ifanko. the tHlmiiUri t/itlit of prrfiouj 
m'i'iiH, nnrnhifr lif n*J!rn. the wii,H»))r(Ml>u%U,n*.an4 
Vifid wr firre. numher of lurrj, under tidiJrfUiov.mly^ 
offJ-tf"-!^. tibU nf ,U>irin"". ftr.. etc., giving Inst sucl 
Information with reference lo the .Vew- »«"'*< a» no man 
lnthi< ('.ii!,try can ntlord to tx! without. wUl Da 
Bcutoii reolpt of «> cents. Address, 

JtlUN T. BLISS, Aliornev at l*w. 

4BUO., lluffalo. N.Y 
Manuals for 18T0 sent free. 

tKND SI.V CUNTS to pav 


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' iiitill fr.-i- the fistrM selling ) 
•.45 eent artk-le lnth"*orld ; ____ 
hT&N'I'OKD & CO., '^I'Cllfcp 


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THK RBCEIPT, an entirely TXcw Dl»coT«ry, tot 
making srajsht hair curt, and nmalnmi; so; 
malle*' for three stanips. Addteas _ 

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MapVl sales. 
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Fcr circulars, addr. ss U 
, v., Cincinnati and Chicago 

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6. PLUUbU. 




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Ask your grocer for Prnsslrg 
Cider Vinegar— warranted pure, 
pal»Ufcle. ai.d to preserve 



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niadn wtronK: fianhfolness o^.TCrirnej 
Mow l<) conquer Ilabitn; Uiu "i"** 
irtr»?n-^.heii'-d: the body made t^wigh and viitrirou*. Valu- 
able book- 10 «*•• Mail«d br A. l^ooKis, ,Jer*«/ City. X«. 4*